Jury convicts Tom DeLay in money laundering case

 BBC News

A jury in the US state of Texas has convicted former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of illegally funnelling corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning a guilty verdict.

DeLay, who was once one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress, now faces up to life in prison.

Lawyers for the former congressman said he had acted properly and no corporate funds had gone to the candidates.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11835221

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