THE COURTS SUPPORTS TOM DELAY’S LATEST ARGUMENT!

CONSPIRACY CHARGE THROWN OUT!

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused Wednesday to reinstate a dropped conspiracy charge against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Travis County prosecutor Ronnie Earle charged DeLay and two associates with conspiracy to violate the state’s election code in connection with corporate funds used in 2002 state legislative
elections.
A state district judge threw out that conspiracy charge after defense lawyers argued that the law DeLay is accused of violating in 2002 wasn’t written into law until 2003.
A regional appeals court upheld the judge’s decision.
Prosecutors appealed to the state’s highest criminal appeals court, which ruled 5-4 in favor of DeLay and co-defendants John Colyandro and Jim Ellis.
DeLay, a Sugar Land Republican who resigned from office last year, and the other two men still face charges of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money. Lawyers are arguing about those charges before an appeals court, and no trial date has been set.
DeLay’s attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said he was pleased with the ruling but sorry that it took so long to wage the court fight.