|Tom DeLay- Corporate Whore|
Prosecutors seek new data in DeLay case
AUSTIN - Prosecutors pursuing conspiracy and money laundering charges against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Wednesday sought campaign finance documents from a decade-old congressional campaign in East Texas.
The subpoena requests documents that name contributions from businessman Peter F. Cloeren, who pleaded guilty to directing illegal corporate money into Republican Brian Babin's 1996 campaign for Congress.
In an affidavit signed in 1998, Cloeren said DeLay urged him to evade campaign finance laws and funnel more money than legally allowed into the Babin campaign. DeLay denied the accusation.
DeLay, a Sugar Land Republican, is awaiting trial on conspiracy and money laundering charges and denies those charges as well.
The state judge presiding over the case has said he will not enforce the subpoenas while the case is on appeal.
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