Texas judge Pat Priest sentenced DeLay to three years on a conspiracy charge and also sentenced him to five years in prison for money laundering. Priest, however, allowed DeLay to accept 10 years probation on the money laundering charge, assuming he meets certain conditions set by the court.
DeLay could have received up to life in prison on the money laundering and conspiracy charges.
You know what Tom DeLays do to Tom DeLays in prison? They have sex with them, we heard. Gross! (Just kidding; once the appeal’s done, Tom DeLay will serve life in not going to prison.) [USA Today]