Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ambiguity in DeLay indictment

"In a criminal indictment that seems strange, at best, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle has listed neither wrongdoings nor illicit behaviors against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The vaguely written indictment document contains the word 'conspiracy' only in reference to Rep. DeLay’s having, previously, agreed to waive the three-year provision 'from the date of the [alleged] commission of the offense.' The only individuals named in Earle’s indictment, who are charged as purportedly being guilty of illegal fund-raising behaviors, are John Dominick Colyandro and James Water Ellis who are associates of Rep. DeLay. House leader DeLay is listed in the indictment but, appears to be in a 'guilty by association' capacity."

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