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Texas Overturns Ex-House Leader DeLay's Convictions

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September 19, 2013 AT 8:47 AM
A Texas appeals court overturned the 2010 convictions of former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay for money laundering and conspiracy, citing "insufficient evidence." Dubbed "the Hammer" for his hard-driving and partisan style, DeLay had been accused of conspiring to illegally funnel $190,000 in corporate campaign donations to Republican candidates for the Texas Legislature in the 2002 elections.