Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Judge Won't Drop Charges Against DeLay Associates

Judge Won't Drop Charges Against DeLay Associates: "A state district judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss charges of money laundering and accepting illegal political contributions against two associates of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).

Judge Bob Perkins denied arguments from attorneys for John Colyandro and Jim Ellis that the charges were based on an unconstitutionally vague law and that the indictments were improperly worded. Attorneys for the two said they would appeal, which could delay a trial for several months.

The charges stem from the 2002 Texas legislative elections. Colyandro worked for DeLay's fundraising committee, Texans for a Republican Majority, and Ellis worked for Americans for a Republican Majority. The laundering charges are based on $190,000 in corporate money that was sent to the Republican National State Elections Committee, which donated it to seven Texas House candidates."


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