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    Jury chosen for Tom DeLay's money laundering trial

    Jury chosen for Tom DeLay's money laundering trial

    AUSTIN, Texas A jury was chosen Tuesday in the trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a once powerful but polarizing politician accused of illegally financing Texas GOP legislative races in 2002.

    The panel of six men and six women, along with two alternates, was selected after attorneys spent more than eight hours quizzing potential jurors about whether their political beliefs could interfere in their ability to make an impartial decision. Most said it wouldn't affect them.

    Jurors were scheduled to return to court Monday, on the eve of Election Day, to hear opening arguments in a trial expected to last three weeks. The jury was chosen from a group of about 90 people whittled from an initial pool of 320.

    DeLay, who has long denied wrongdoing, has been pressing for a trial since he was indicted five years ago, but his case was slowed by appeals of pretrial rulings. The 63-year-old former congressman held the powerful post of House speaker during part of former President George W. Bush's administration

    "We're ready," DeLay, standing next to his wife, Christine, said after the jury was chosen.

    DeLay is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. If convicted of money laundering, he faces from five years to life in prison. The conspiracy charge carries a prison term of two to 20 years. DeLay has chosen for the judge, not the jury, to sentence him if he's convicted.




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    if he goes to prison....he will be de lay. LOL.

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    I doubt anything will happen to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feetie View Post
    I doubt anything will happen to him.
    Just a perp walk is enough for me..

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    The state has a pretty strong case. He might become Duke Cunningham's prison pen pal.

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    Not that I want him to walk... but I'd be willing to bet a nickel he gets out of this.

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    Lock him away & throw away the key!

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    DeLay has chosen for the judge, not the jury, to sentence him if he's convicted.
    Anyone have any clue how he managed to be allowed to choose? This isn't a trick question, I'd really like to know why this scumbag was allowed to choose and I was not in my trial. Inquiring minds want to know

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    I think as punishment for his crimes, he should be made to embarrass himself by dancing on national television and allowing the rest of us to mock, ridicule and scorn him for his poor skills.

    What? That already happened? Oh. My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    I think as punishment for his crimes, he should be made to embarrass himself by dancing on national television and allowing the rest of us to mock, ridicule and scorn him for his poor skills.

    What? That already happened? Oh. My bad.
    I'm betting he'll be showing off those dancing skills in a prison shower late next year.

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