Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, known as “The Hammer” amongst GOP colleagues for his heavy-handed style of leadership, has been found guilty on the charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering. The money laundering charge alone could carry a sentence of five years to life in prison. The lesser charge of conspiracy could carry a minimum of two years.
The New York Times has a good synopsis of the case overall and the arguments by both Delay's attorney, Dick DuGuerin, and the prosecution.
Of course, the Austin American-Statesman has essentially the hour by hour breakdown of deliberations by the jury which convicted Delay on two counts today.
No doubt that Delay will appeal this ruling, but for now justice has been served. Dancing with convicts anyone?