Appeals court over turns DeLay's conviction

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    A Texas appeals court overturned the money laundering conviction of former Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday, saying there was insufficient evidence.
    The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 ruling that it decided to "reverse the judgments of the trial court and render judgments of acquittal." DeLay was found guilty in November 2010 of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for helping illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
    DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison, but his sentence was on hold while his case made its way through the appellate process.
    DeLay's attorney, Brian Wice, told The Associated Press that DeLay felt validated by Thursday's ruling.


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    Bump. I'm shocked that CNN is ignoring this. Shocked!
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    Good for him, but he's still a RINO.
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    There are probably quite a few who should be in prison for corruption on both sides, yet not even the blatant cases can get jail time.

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