Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Applying Pressure

It looks like the feds are using the time tested tactic of going after the wife to apply pressure to Tom Delay. From TPM Muckraker:

"In the last few weeks, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have interviewed several people at the Alexander Strategy Group lobbying firm to determine if Christine DeLay was being paid $3,200 a month -- a total of $115,000 over three years -- but not earning it. In a series of interviews last month, investigators questioned people who used to work at Alexander Strategy as well as people who worked in the same building as the now-defunct firm. "They wanted to know how often she came to the office? What did she do there? How long was she there?" said one person who was interviewed by the FBI.

Usually what happens in these deals is that the wife will get a pass in exchange for a plea from the husband, and it almost always works. In fact, it already has in this investigation. Tony Rudy cut a plea deal to avoid prosecution of his wife.

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