Grand Jury Indicts DeLay on New Charge
Oct 03 6:11 PM US/Eastern
By APRIL CASTRO
Associated Press Writer
A Texas grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on a new charge of money laundering Monday, less than a week after another grand jury leveled a conspiracy charge that forced DeLay to temporarily step down as House majority leader.
Both indictments accuse DeLay and two political associates of conspiring to get around a state ban on corporate campaign contributions by funneling the money through a political action committee to the Republican National Committee in Washington.
The RNC then sent back like amounts to distribute to Texas candidates in 2002, the indictment alleges.