Monday, October 03, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: New DeLay Indictment

ABC News is reporting that a Texas Grand Jury has indicted former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on a new charge of money laundering. Stay tuned for more.

UPDATE: Per The Austin American-Statesman - the new indictment is to correct a problem with last week's indictment.

"The problem with that indictment, according to DeLay's lawyers, was that the conspiracy law did not apply to the election code in 2002," Copelin writes. "The Texas Legislature changed the law, which went into effect Sept. 1, 2003.

Laylan Copelin does a better job explaining it than I ever could. Read the whole thing here.

UPDATE 2 (from David): Interesting difference between AP reporting and Statesman reporting. We'll see how this shakes out in the press -- does it play as a second indictment or fixing a problem?


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