Maybe he should ask Raymond J. Donovan.

Until then, all he has is publicity about the overturning of his politically-driven conviction, Tom DeLay money laundering verdict overturned:

A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.

DeLay, 66, was convicted in 2010 for his alleged role in a scheme to influence Texas elections.

He was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering after he was accused of helping funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

In documents released early Thursday, however, an appeals court said the evidence in the case was “legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions.”

The court said all judgments against DeLay were reversed, and the former congressman was formally acquitted.

For both DeLay and his critics, the process was frustratingly slow, due in part to some of the appeals court justices in Austin recusing themselves as well as DeLay’s successful effort to have a judge on the panel removed because of anti-Republican comments she made.

DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison, but he stayed free while his case made its way through the appellate process.

Read the court’s decision to overturn DeLay conviction (PDF)

Read the court’s dissenting opinion (PDF)

I don’t have time today to review the decisions.  I thought I had written about this case before, but I can’t seem to find it.

All you need to know about this is that it was a political prosecution which attempted to criminalize politics.

Perhaps readers can add more details in the comments.


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