Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison by a Texas judge on Monday, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant was found guilty in November of conspiring to launder corporate money – he illegally funneled $190,000 in corporate money through the Republican National Committee to help elect Republican to the Texas Legislature during the 2002 election.
The three year prison sentence was on the charge of conspiring to launder money.
Judge Pat Priest also sentenced him to five years in prison for the money laundering, but that was probated for 10 years, meaning he would serve 10 years on probation.
DeLay was taken into custody but was expected to be released upon posting an appeals bond.
He addressed the court before sentencing but did not admit guilt. “I fought the fight. I ran the race. I kept the faith,” the Austin American-Statesman reported DeLay said.
The prosecutor had argued that DeLay showed a “general lack of remorse” about his conviction.