Thomas D. DeLay: Investigation, Indictment and Beyond: Articles & Commentary

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Thomas D. "Tom" DeLay (R-Texas), who has served as Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002, and "two political associates" were indicted September 28, 2005, by a Texas grand jury, all three charged with "conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme." DeLay was forced to step down and "temporarily relinquish his post." [1]

A newly sworn Texas grand jury indicted DeLay on two new charges on Monday, October 3, 2005: conspiring to launder money and money laundering. "The latter charge carries a penalty of up to life in prison." [2]

The following are Articles & Commentary related to the Investigation, Indictment and Beyond.



  • "The Fall of Tom Delay," OnPoint Radio, September 29, 2005. Guests: R.G. Ratcliffe, political reporter for The Houston Chronicle; Joshua Micah Marshall, editor of the blog talkingpointsmemo, contributing editor for The Washington Monthly; Lou Dubose, co-author of "The Hammer: Tom Delay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress"; William McKenzie, columnist Dallas Morning News; and Maura Reynolds, covers Congress for The Los Angeles Times.

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