Tom DeLay Convicted, Faces Lengthy Prison Term
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
The man once known as The Hammer for his leadership style among House Republicans could now find himself in prison. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted of conspiracy and money laundering by a Texas jury last night. Matt Largey of member station KUT in Austin reports.
MATT LARGEY: Prosecutors called it an end-run around the state ban on corporate campaign donations. DeLay made it clear he intends to fight the conviction.
TOM DELAY: I still maintain that I am innocent, that the criminalization of politics undermines our very system, and I'm very disappointed in the outcome.
LARGEY: For NPR News, I'm Matt Largey in Austin.
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