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    No link yet, but AP is apparently reporting that a different grand jury has indicted DeLay for some type of money laundering. Apparently Earle had two grand juries going on at the same time.
    "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

    "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

  • #2
    Money laundering. Funneling corporate donations through the RNC to a state PAC in Texas.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/10/03/del...ment/index.html
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

    Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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    • #3
      Stick a fork in the sumbitch
      “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

      Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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      • #4
        I'd be very happy to see this guy go down.
        Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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        • #5
          But he seemed like such a straight shooter. Weird. Who woulda thunk it?
          Dude. Can. Fly.

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          • #6
            QUOTE(BurnKU @ Oct 3 2005, 08:07 PM) Quoted post

            I'd be very happy to see this guy go down.
            [/b][/quote]

            You like that kind of thing?
            From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

            For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


            I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

            The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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            • #7
              Not a Delay fan but sounds like a prosecutor trying to make something stick.

              http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/conten.../10/5earle.html

              Prosecutor reveals third grand jury had refused DeLay indictment
              Newly impaneled grand jury returned money-laundering charge within hours

              By Laylan Copelin
              AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
              Tuesday, October 04, 2005
              A Travis County grand jury last week refused to indict former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as prosecutors raced to salvage their felony case against the Sugar Land Republican.

              In a written statement Tuesday, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle acknowledged that prosecutors presented their case to three grand juries — not just the two they had discussed — and one grand jury refused to indict DeLay. When questions arose about whether the state's conspiracy statute applied to the first indictment returned last Wednesday, prosecutors presented a new money-laundering charge to second grand jury on Friday because the term of the initial grand jury had expired.

              Working on its last day Friday, the second grand jury refused to indict DeLay. Normally, a "no-bill" document is available at the courthouse after such a decision. No such document was released Tuesday.
              Earle's statement on Tuesday said he took money-laundering and conspiracy charges to a third grand jury on Monday after prosecutors learned of new evidence over the weekend.

              Lawyers for DeLay immediately called foul after Earle released his statement after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
              "What could have happened over the weekend?" said Austin lawyer Bill White, who represents DeLay. "They investigate for three years and suddenly they have new evidence? That's beyond the pale!"
              White suggested that Earle released his statement Tuesday because he feared reporters would learn about the no-bill.

              In his statement, Earle said he would have no further comment because grand jury proceedings are secret.
              DeLay's legal team, led by Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin, has been taking to the airwaves to portray Earle as an incompetent prosecutor who is pursuing DeLay only as a political vendetta.
              "It just gets worse and worse," DeGuerin said. "He's gone to three grand juries over four days. Where does it stop?"

              The first grand jury, impaneled by state District Judge Mike Lynch, a Democrat, had spent six months hearing evidence that Republican groups had violated a state ban against spending corporate money in the 2002 campaigns, including the exchange of $190,000 of corporate money for the same amount of campaign donations from the Republican National Committee.

              The grand jury indicted DeLay on charges of conspiring to violate the state election laws, a state-jail felony. As DeLay's lawyers waited to raise an issue whether the conspiracy law applied to the election code, prosecutors apparently learned of the issue.

              According to Earle's Tuesday statement, prosecutors presented "some evidence" to a second grand jury impaneled by District Judge Julie Kocurek, a Republican, "out of an abundance of caution."

              It's unclear whether those grand jurors refused to indict DeLay on money-laundering charges, a first-degree felony, because of the evidence or because it was given to them on the last day of their 90-day term.
              Earle did not say in his statement what new evidence surfaced over the weekend. White, who said he doubts the evidence exists, challenged Earle to reveal it. Prosecutors also called Lynch's grand jurors over the weekend to poll them on how they would have voted on money-laundering charges if they had been given the chance.

              Then prosecutors tried again Monday with a new grand jury.

              When Monday's grand jury, impaneled by District Judge Brenda Kennedy, a Democrat, reported for its first day, Earle was there to ask them to indict the second most powerful Texan in Washington.
              About four hours later, the new felony indictments were returned.

              DeGuerin said he assumes Earle persuaded the third grand jury to act by telling them about the telephone poll of the grand jurors who had spent six months on the case.
              "That's outrageous," DeGuerin said. "That's criminal

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              • #8
                Looks like a third grand jury was impaneled -- but they refused to indict.

                QUOTE
                Prosecutor reveals third grand jury had refused DeLay indictment
                Newly impaneled grand jury returned money-laundering charge within hours

                A Travis County grand jury last week refused to indict former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay as prosecutors raced to salvage their felony case against the Sugar Land Republican.

                In a written statement Tuesday, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle acknowledged that prosecutors presented their case to three grand juries — not just the two they had discussed — and one grand jury refused to indict DeLay. When questions arose about whether the state's conspiracy statute applied to the first indictment returned last Wednesday, prosecutors presented a new money-laundering charge to second grand jury on Friday because the term of the initial grand jury had expired.

                Working on its last day Friday, the second grand jury refused to indict DeLay. Normally, a "no-bill" document is available at the courthouse after such a decision. No such document was released Tuesday.

                Earle's statement on Tuesday said he took money-laundering and conspiracy charges to a third grand jury on Monday after prosecutors learned of new evidence over the weekend.

                Lawyers for DeLay immediately called foul after Earle released his statement after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

                "What could have happened over the weekend?" said Austin lawyer Bill White, who represents DeLay. "They investigate for three years and suddenly they have new evidence? That's beyond the pale!"

                White suggested that Earle released his statement Tuesday because he feared reporters would learn about the no-bill.

                In his statement, Earle said he would have no further comment because grand jury proceedings are secret.

                DeLay's legal team, led by Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin, has been taking to the airwaves to portray Earle as an incompetent prosecutor who is pursuing DeLay only as a political vendetta.

                "It just gets worse and worse," DeGuerin said. "He's gone to three grand juries over four days. Where does it stop?"

                The first grand jury, impaneled by state District Judge Mike Lynch, a Democrat, had spent six months hearing evidence that Republican groups had violated a state ban against spending corporate money in the 2002 campaigns, including the exchange of $190,000 of corporate money for the same amount of campaign donations from the Republican National Committee.

                The grand jury indicted DeLay on charges of conspiring to violate the state election laws, a state-jail felony. As DeLay's lawyers waited to raise an issue whether the conspiracy law applied to the election code, prosecutors apparently learned of the issue.

                According to Earle's Tuesday statement, prosecutors presented "some evidence" to a second grand jury impaneled by District Judge Julie Kocurek, a Republican, "out of an abundance of caution."

                It's unclear whether those grand jurors refused to indict DeLay on money-laundering charges, a first-degree felony, because of the evidence or because it was given to them on the last day of their 90-day term.

                Earle did not say in his statement what new evidence surfaced over the weekend. White, who said he doubts the evidence exists, challenged Earle to reveal it. Prosecutors also called Lynch's grand jurors over the weekend to poll them on how they would have voted on money-laundering charges if they had been given the chance.

                Then prosecutors tried again Monday with a new grand jury.

                When Monday's grand jury, impaneled by District Judge Brenda Kennedy, a Democrat, reported for its first day, Earle was there to ask them to indict the second most powerful Texan in Washington.

                About four hours later, the new felony indictments were returned.

                DeGuerin said he assumes Earle persuaded the third grand jury to act by telling them about the telephone poll of the grand jurors who had spent six months on the case.

                "That's outrageous," DeGuerin said. "That's criminal."[/b][/quote]

                http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/conten.../10/5earle.html
                "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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