Sep 19, 2013 — The former House majority leader, a Republican, was convicted in 2010 for his part in what at the time was judged to be an illegal scheme to funnel money to candidates. But a Texas appeals court has ruled that the state failed to prove its case.
Jan 10, 2011 — DeLay, known as tough when he was a top GOP leader on Capitol Hill, remained so as he was sentenced. He insisted that he had done nothing wrong. And a prosecutor at the sentencing effectively punctured former Speaker Hastert's argument for leniency.
Jan 10, 2011 — His political action committee made an end-run around state laws banning corporate campaign donations.