Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"

UPDATE: Delay indicted for conspiracy. He's being accused of campaign finance fraud and money laundering of illegal campaign contributions.

And the house of cards starts to crumble...

Texas grand jury weighs DeLay indictment: report - Yahoo! News

HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas grand jury is deciding whether to indict U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay on conspiracy charges related to fund-raising activities by a political action committee he created, the Austin American-Statesman said on Wednesday.

If indicted, DeLay would be required under Republican Party rules to leave his leadership post, but he could remain in Congress.
The Travis County grand jury had met on Tuesday and was expected to take a secret vote on Wednesday in the state capital, Austin, the newspaper said. The article cited lawyers close to the case.
DeLay, who represents a Houston-area district, has been under investigation by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle for possible illegal fund-raising and use of corporate funds by his Texans for a Republican Majority committee, or