Insert prison soap joke here.
"Judge Pat Priest sentenced Tom DeLay to three years in prison.
"The three-year sentence was on the charge of conspiring to launder corporate money into political donations during the 2002 elections.
"On the charge of money laundering, DeLay was sentenced to five years in prison, but that was probated for 10 years. That means he would serve 10 years’ probation."
They're going to appeal, of course-- however, the prosecutor urged the judge to send DeLay to begin his sentence immediately. I can't say I disagree. It's bad enough it's now legal for corporations to fund political campaigns without bonerheads like this one muddying the waters with blatantly illegal actions.