Many of you probably remember watching former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's performances on last season's popular dance show, "Dancing With the Stars." There was nothing "criminal" about that! But Mr. DeLay won't be dancing again, at least not any time soon! You may have read about his conviction, last week, in a Texas court, for laundering $190,000 in corporate campaign contributions to various state Republican candidates.
Following his conviction on money laundering charges, DeLay vowed to appeal and to obtain a reversal of this alleged "abuse of power" by the Texas prosecutor in the case.
But for now, Mr. DeLay's future doesn't look too bright, because he reportedly faces the possibility of many years in prison when he is sentenced.
What is your opinion about the DeLay case? And what do you think about tough sentencings for white collar crime? Should "crime in the suites" be sentenced as severely as crime in the streets?