DeLay Indictment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say it's a routine step, if booking a prominent member of Congress can be considered routine.

Congressman Tom DeLay is expected to appear at the sheriff's office in Fort Bend County, Texas, today. He'll be booked on state conspiracy and money-laundering charges.

A state court issued an arrest warrant yesterday for DeLay, requiring him to appear for booking. His initial bail was set at ten-thousand dollars. His first court appearance is set for tomorrow in Austin.

A police official says no time's been set for DeLay to report Thursday.

Two grand juries have charged DeLay and two others in an alleged scheme to violate state election law by funneling corporate donations to candidates for the Texas Legislature. State law prohibits using corporate donations to finance state campaigns.

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