Appeals court says money-laundering law didn't apply to checks.
By Laylan Copelin
Monday, August 25, 2008
Money-laundering charges against former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay and two indicted co-conspirators may be dismissed because the 2002 campaign finance case involved checks and not cash, a lawyer for DeLay said Sunday night.
"We win," said Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's lawyer, "because there's nothing but checks in the case."
The state's 3rd Court of Appeals on Friday actually upheld the money-laundering indictments against DeLay's two campaign associates, John Colyandro of Austin and Jim Ellis of Washington.