Tom DeLay Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Tex., who was found guilty on charges of money laundering in November, was sentenced to three years in prison by a Texas judge Monday. He was accused of funneling corporate money to candidates in 2002. DeLay had faced up to life in prison.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on DeLay’s behalf before Judge Pat Priest issued his ruling.
After he was convicted in November, DeLay called the verdict “an abuse of power” and “miscarriage of justice.” He has maintained his innocence.
In November, 2010, the NewsHour took at look at DeLay’s road to the charges: