Texas’ highest criminal court today unanimously rejected arguments by co-indicted associates of Tom DeLay that the state money laundering statutes do not apply to checks. DeLay aides John Colyandro and Jim Ellis were seeking to dismiss felony money-laundering indictments. A ruling in their favor likely would have resulted in the dismissal of Tom DeLay's indictment as well. Instead, the trial court will now proceed with the case against all three defendants.
Read the news story at the Austin-American Statesman.
Download the Court of Criminal Appeals' ruling.