Tom DeLay Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Former House Speaker Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in state prison for his conviction on money laundering charges.
Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.
The judge granted his request to be freed on bail after he is booked at the county jail. At sentencing, DeLay told the judge he was innocent and the charges were politically motivated.
"I can't be remorseful for something I don't think I did," DeLay said.
The appeal will take months, if not years.
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