Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Hammer won’t be reprising his role on Dancing with the Stars anytime soon.
After deliberating for 19 hours, a jury today returned guilty verdicts against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — once one of the most powerful and feared Republican in the U.S. Congress, of illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
He faces up to life in prison on the money laundering charge.
Prosecutors said DeLay, who once held the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives and whose heavy-handed style earned him the moniker “the Hammer,” was convicted of using his PAC to illegally channel $190,000 in corporate donations into 2002 Texas legislative races through a money swap.