"Tom DeLay, Former U.S. House Leader, Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison"

"AUSTIN - Former House majority leader Tom DeLay, the brash Texan who helped build and tightly control a Republican majority in his chamber until resigning in 2005, was sentenced by a state judge on Monday to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas legislative candidates." DeLay was a key figure in the scandal emanating from lobbyist Jack Abramoff's activities at the Department of the Interior.

R. Jeffrey Smith reports for the Washington Post January 10, 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011