News Release

DeLay Indictment

CRAIG McDONALD
Director of Texans for Public Justice, McDonald said today: “On March 31, 2003, we filed a formal complaint with the Travis County District Attorney requesting an investigation into what appeared to be unlawful uses of corporate funds by Congressman Tom DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority PAC (TRMPAC) to influence Texas’ 2002 legislative elections. Yesterday a Travis County Grand Jury charged DeLay with criminally conspiring with TRMPAC.

“No jury can undo the outcome of Texas’ 2002 elections, but the justice system must punish those who criminally conspire to undermine democracy — no matter how powerful they may be. If we are to be a ‘democracy,’ then powerful politicians cannot flout such laws with impunity.”
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CRAIG HOLMAN
Holman is legislative representative for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch and author of a backgrounder on the DeLay indictment, available [PDF] at Citizen.org.
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ELLEN MILLER
Miller is deputy director of the Campaign for America’s Future.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167