A Texas grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) for alleged involvement in money laundering related to the 2002 Texas election.
Last week, a different grand jury brought a conspiracy charge against the former House majority leader. DeLay's lawyers have argued that Texas prosecutors do not have the authority to bring the charge, saying the crime was not covered by state election law at the time of the alleged violation. The new charges don't involve the state's law.
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