March 31, 2003
TPJ takes aim at Tom DeLay

The progressive group Texans for Public Justice has filed a complaint with Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle over Rep. Tom DeLay's political committee Texans for a Republican Majority (TRM).

TPJ contends that TRM's IRS filings reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars in ostensibly political expenditures that were not reported in the PAC’s disclosure reports filed in Texas. IRS reports also reveal that TRM raised at least $602,000 in corporate contributions. TPJ contends that TRM used these corporate contributions—contrary to Texas law—to pay for some or all of its non-reported political expenditures.

Earle has already announced an investigation into TRM and how it raised and spent its money, so this is some extra fuel for the fire. It still doesn't mean anything until an actual indictment is handed down and/or DeLay gets pressure from fellow Republicans to Do Something about this, but as always, I'll take my good news where I can get it. Stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 31, 2003 to Scandalized! | TrackBack