Prison Time for Former Majority Leader
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was ordered to serve three years in prison on Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.The sentence comes after a jury convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Once one of the most powerful people in U.S. politics, Delay will now face his time in prison.
During his statement to the judge he repeated claims that the prosecution was politically motivated and that he never intended to break the law. “I can’t be remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” Delay said.