Friday, February 03, 2006

Prosecutor subpoenas Texas Republican Party bank records

Dallas Morning News: "Prosecutors investigating former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on felony conspiracy and money laundering charges are seeking bank records for the Texas Republican Party.

Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle issued a subpoena Thursday ordering a Frost Bank records custodian to produce monthly statements and signature cards from August 2002 to January 2003 for accounts connected to the party or the Texas Republican Congressional Committee.

DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin said the subpoenas are not enforcable as the charges are still under appeal.

'There's no setting, no trial, nothing that can be enforced,' DeGuerin said. 'Whoever gets it, they can wad it up and throw them in the trash can.'

A telephone message left with the Republican Party was not immediately returned."

As far as I know, a judge or a grand jury has to approve a subpoena. How wise is it for DeGuerin to be encouraging folk to be held in contempt? But I'm not a high-priced mouthpiece.


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