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Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:05 AM

Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in jail over a year ago. Why is he not in jail yet?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47384.html


Seriously? The judge said he could post bail while he filed an appeal but does that mean you don't have to serve your jail sentence?

I have been waiting for years for this man to hit the jail. I've never seen anything like this.

Anyone have any insight?

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Reply Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in jail over a year ago. Why is he not in jail yet? (Original post)
Maraya1969 Feb 2012 OP
Rex Feb 2012 #1
Kurmudgeon Feb 2012 #2
pkdu Feb 2012 #3
Maraya1969 Feb 2012 #4
amandabeech Feb 2012 #5
oldhippydude Feb 2012 #6
barbtries Feb 2012 #7
Javaman Feb 2012 #10
fasttense Feb 2012 #8
madokie Feb 2012 #9
Rex Feb 2012 #14
tblue37 Feb 2012 #15
spanone Feb 2012 #11
UTUSN Feb 2012 #12
bvar22 Feb 2012 #13

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:09 AM

1. Money?

 

He has money or influence? Dunno really, normal people go to jail when convicted of a sentence and no cool nickname.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:26 AM

2. Been out on bail since January 2011, on appeal. May be time to ask some questions and make noise.

 

I hadn't realized it had drug on this long myself, I have the feeling he's trying to fly under the radar and skate on these charges.
BTW, got that info off of Wiki, if anyone has anything more current, please join the conversation!

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Response to pkdu (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:59 AM

4. Unbelievable

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:20 AM

5. It is perfectly legal for those appealing criminal sentences to remain free on bond until their

 

appeals are settled.

This is extremely common with non-violent offenders who can round up enough to post bond.

If he loses his appeals, he will have to start serving his sentence, but that could be some time down the road, since he obviously has enough money behind him to hire the best and most creative appellate defense attorneys.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 06:57 AM

6. a real example

of Delayed justice

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 07:53 AM

7. he's a republican?

that's my best guess.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 10:06 AM

10. +1 nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 08:28 AM

8. But didn't Don Siegelman have to go immediately to jail while his appeal was pending?

 

He finally got out of jail after the first appeal. I guess it only applies to RepubliCON crooks.

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Response to fasttense (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 08:32 AM

9. He is a democrat though

they have or had different rules for pukes than they do for us good people, dems.

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Response to madokie (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 02:50 PM

14. +1

 

nt

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Response to madokie (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 02:56 AM

15. IOKIYAR--aways! nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 10:19 AM

11. he's a republican politician in texas...they do as they please, they are above the law

obviously

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 11:02 AM

12. R#19 & K n/t

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 02:40 PM

13. Becuase John Edwards (warts & all) was correct.

There ARE "Two Americas",
and Tom Delay belongs to the America of the 1%,
as does Ted Stevens.

Martha Stewart and Don Siegelman didn't make The Cut.


You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
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