Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay today was sentenced to three years in prison for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit political money laundering. He also was sentenced to five years in prison on a money laundering conviction, but the judge probated that to 10 years of community supervision.
DeLay was taken into custody by Travis County deputies, but will be released on $10,000 bail pending appeal.
As a Texas Republican it’s pretty stunning to see “The Hammer” going to prison. I just never imagined such a thing. But if he’s guilty then he should suffer the consequences like every other citizen.DeLay pleaded for himself before visiting District Judge Pat Priest.“I don’t feel remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” DeLay told the judge.