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Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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