Source Pravda.Ru

Texas court issues warrant for former top Republican arrest

A Texas court has issued a warrant for the arrest of former US Republican leader Tom DeLay on money laundering and conspiracy charges. Bail was set at $10,000 ahead of the former House majority leader's scheduled court appearance on Friday.

Officials said the warrant is a routine step. But it means that before his court appearance, Mr DeLay is likely to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Mr DeLay is accused of breaking campaign finance law, but denies it.

He is accused of laundering $190,000 in corporate contributions for use in Republican campaigns in Texas.

State law forbids the use of corporate money for political campaigns.

"To any sheriff or peace officer of the state of Texas, greetings, you are hereby commanded to arrest Thomas Dale DeLay and keep him safely so that you have him before the 331st Judicial District Court of Travis County," the warrant said, reports BBC.

Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who has led the investigation into DeLay's campaign finance activities, said in a statement he had not requested the arrest warrant, but also had not objected to it.

"We believe that Congressman DeLay should be treated like everyone else," he said.

News reports said DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin was negotiating with officials in Fort Bend County in DeLay's district near Houston for the congressman to turn himself in there on Thursday, but neither DeLay nor DeGuerin would comment.

DeLay is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday, and a DeGuerin spokeswoman confirmed he would be there, informs Reuters.

P.T.

Comments
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
ISIS threatens to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks in USA for Jerusalem decision
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
North Korea declares victory over USA
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
US-led coalition killed more than 9,000 people in Syria since 2014
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Russian scientists find a way to look inside black holes