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Friday, November 11, 2005

Delay "I'm totally not guilty...

unless you want to bust this down to a misdemeanor"

Nothing screams "I'm kinda guilty" like an attempt at a plea bargain

DeLay Team Weighed Misdemeanor Plea to Save GOP Post
Lawyers for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) tried unsuccessfully in late September to head off felony criminal indictments against the then-majority leader on charges of violating Texas campaign law by signaling that DeLay might plead guilty to a misdemeanor, according to four sources familiar with the events.
The lawyers' principal aim was to try to preserve DeLay's leadership position under House Republican rules that bar lawmakers accused of felonies from holding such posts. DeLay was forced to step down as leader on Sept. 28 after the first of two grand jury indictments. [link]

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