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Prosecutor Asks Court: Reinstate Delay Convictions

Updated: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 04:33 PM CDT
A prosecutor says she hopes a Texas court "will do the right thing" and reinstate the convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

DeLay was convicted in 2010 of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for participating in a scheme to influence Texas elections.

But a lower appeals court ruled last year that prosecutors failed to prove their case, and vacated the convictions.

Travis County prosecutor Holly Taylor told the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals during a hearing Wednesday that the lower court ignored evidence showing DeLay committed the offenses.

DeLay, who attended the hearing, said afterward that a ruling in his favor will show "a little justice may still exist in the Texas judicial system."

The court will issue a ruling at a later date.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)Prosecutor Asks Court: Reinstate Delay Convictions


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