Thompson on Tom DeLay appeal

Oct. 10, 2012 – – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is scheduled to make a case for his innocence this week before a three-judge panel of Texas’ 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin. DeLay was found guilty in November 2010 of one count of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering for funneling corporate donations to fellow Republications running for the Texas Legislature in 2002. If his conviction is upheld, he faces a sentence of three years in prison and five years' probation.

A national expert on criminal law and criminal procedure, University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson discusses the DeLay appeal in an article on The Wall Street Journal’s website. Thompson is the director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the UH Law Center.

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