Tom DeLay Loses Bid to Move Trial From Austin
Tom DeLay, who had a moment in the sun last week when he learned the feds decided not to prosecute him, didn't fare as well in state court today.
The Judge refused to move his trial from Travis County, which includes Austin, which DeLay claimed was too liberal a county to be fair.
His trial is tentatively set for Oct. 26.
DeLay was indicted in 2005 on charges that he illegally sent $190,000 in corporate money through the Republican National Committee to help elect GOP Texas legislative candidates in 2002.
DeLay has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy.
The court also held a hearing today on former prosecutor Ronnie Earle's alleged improprieties before the grand jury. (Background here.) Earle testified out of the presence of the media.
More on Ronnie Earle here, along with my advice to Tom DeLay to quit talking to the media and listening to his PR people and let his excellent attorney speak for him.
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