Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The New York Times > Washington > Documents Suggest Bigger DeLay Role in Donations

Evidence in a Texas civil trial show that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) was more involved in gathering corporate donations for a political action committee than he'd admitted. That PAC is the target of a grand jury investigation. He forwarded at least one corporate check and talked with other corporate contacts to raise money for state political races in Texas. State law bans the use of corporate money in state races. Two fundraisers close to Rep DeLay have already been indicted in the criminal investigation. The prosecuter said last week he'd not rule out the possibility of criminal charges against Rep DeLay. (NYT)

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