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DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain

by TChris

A letter from Tom DeLay's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, reveals that DeLay was offered the chance to plead guilty to a misdemeanor as an alternative to being indicted for a felony. The letter, which characterizes the offer as an attempt to coerce a plea from DeLay, accompanied a series of motions that DeGuerin filed in court. These include a motion for a speedy trial, a motion to dismiss the indictments for failure to allege wrongdoing by DeLay, and a motion seeking severance of DeLay's case from his co-defendants.'

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  • Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#1)
    by Molly Bloom on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:05 PM EST
    what was Deshowitz said, "A liberal is a conservative whose been indicted?" Delay is getting more liberal every day!

    Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#2)
    by scarshapedstar on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:05 PM EST
    Heh, what a moron.

    Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:05 PM EST
    I would appreciate your comments on what this means in terms of defense and prosecution tactics

    Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#4)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:06 PM EST
    Pardon in the bag, DeLay don't need no stinking plea. These guys are all heroes in their own minds. How many people can DeLay take down with him? The plea might have saved those around him. The main import of this turndown is that his noble purpose is to destroy the people around him. Just like his boss, the Captain of the Titanic.

    Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#5)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:07 PM EST
    Hmmmm, sounds like they know the charges are kinda weak.

    Re: DeLay Refused Misdemeanor Plea Bargain (none / 0) (#7)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:12 PM EST
    DeLay has now asked for Judge Perkins to recuse himself. Since the Judge is a Democrat DeLay believes he cannot get a fair trial. DeLay is clearly not used to being unable to stack the deck. His grinning mug shot is posted as well. link