From kos, the executive director and the treasurer of Tom DeLay’s TRM-PAC have both been indicted here in my hometown of Austin.
This is HUGE for Texas, and could only have been bigger if the Bugman himself had been indicted. TRM-PAC and the Texas Associaton of Business are alledged to have illegally used corporate funds to engineer the republican takeover of the Texas House of Representatives, which lead to Tom DeLay’s illegal redistricting of the state’s congressional districts.
The dominoes are starting to fall in the Lone Star State. The House Ethics Committee should take these indictments under consideration before they dismiss the accusations against DeLay that are currently before them.
Holy shit! This is more than I had hoped for:
A Travis County grand jury returned 32 indictments in the 2002 Republican fund-raising investigation Tuesday, alleging felony election code violations against a top aide to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, the head of a political group DeLay founded and eight corporations who provided money for their activities.
Among the companies indicted on grounds that corporate money was illegally funneled into the 2002 legislative elections were Sears and Roebuck, Westar Energy Inc., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Bacardi USA.
Three people were indicted: John Colyandro, former executive director of Texans for a Republican Majority, a group DeLay founded; Warren RoBold, a DeLay fund-raiser; and Jim Ellis, a top DeLay political aide.
DeLay’s mouthpiece complains about the timing of the indictments, as if dems set the grand jury calendar. The grand jury’s term just happened to end today, you whore. If your guys had not DeLay-ed this case at every step perhaps we would have had this over and done with months ago.