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Texas prosecutor subpoenas 2002 e-mails from DeLay associates

[JURIST] Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle [official website] has subpoenaed all 2002 e-mail correspondence to and from the three indicted associates of Rep. Tom DeLay [official website; JURIST news archive], though the request was not made of DeLay. John Colyandro, Jim Ellis and Warren RoBold were indicted [JURIST report] along with DeLay on conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly funneling corporate money to seven GOP candidates for the Texas Legislature in violation of Texas state law. DeLay has denied [campaign website legal analysis] any wrong doing and accused Earle of pursing the case for political reasons. Last week, DeLay asked [JURIST report] Judge Bob Perkins to recuse himself because of contributions made to Democratic candidates and liberal advocacy groups. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Nov. 1 [JURIST report]. AP has more.


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