This case has been on going for 5 years (Delay was indicted in 2005)! If it was one of us common folk, we would all ready be sporting an orange jumpsuit, not to mention what it has cost the taxpayers.
DeLay heads to Texas court in money laundering case, days after DOJ ends probe without charges.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is moving to the next round in his fight against criminal indictments in Texas, where he faces money laundering and conspiracy charges.
DeLay and two co-defendants were indicted in 2005 in connection with efforts to elect Republican state legislative candidates in 2002. Since then, pretrial arguments have been making their way through appellate courts.
On Tuesday, remaining questions to be decided before trial — such as whether to try the defendants separately and whether there was any prosecutorial misconduct — are before Senior Judge Pat Priest. No trial date has been set, and it wasn’t clear whether Priest would rule immediately on the issues before him.
DeLay’s attorney, Dick DeGuerin, says the former district attorney who originally pursued the case against DeLay, Democrat Ronnie Earle, was motivated by politics.