Saturday, April 01, 2006

The House Of Cards ContinuesTo Fall

An aide to Rep Tom Delay plead guilty Friday to conspiracy. This is where things could get interesting. The top dogs will try to protect each other, but the peons will fold. They were inside and know most if not all that was going on and they can bring down those above them.
A former top aide to Rep. Tom DeLay pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and promised to cooperate with a federal investigation of bribery and lobbying fraud that has so far netted three convictions and prompted calls for ethics reform in Congress.

Tony Rudy, DeLay's former deputy chief of staff, admitted to conspiring with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff both while Rudy worked for DeLay and after he left the lawmaker's staff to become a lobbyist himself.

He faces up to five years in prison, but could receive much less based on the extent of his help with the investigation, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle told Rudy at a court hearing in Washington.

As a top aide to DeLay in his role as House majority leader, Rudy took payments from Abramoff in 2000, then helped stop an Internet gambling bill opposed by Abramoff's clients, according to court papers.

Its slow and I wish we had a magic wand so we could have all the convictions now, but I'll take them as they come.


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