Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has been sentenced to three years in prison for his conviction on campaign money laundering. The Associated Press reports that his attorneys had requested probation. The sentence could have ranged up to life in prison.
The judge, Pat Priest, handed the sentence down after hearing testimony from former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL). The AP report states the judge did not hear any testimony from the prosecution during sentencing.
For more details about DeLay’s trial and offenses, see “The Hammer and the Post” from December.