Five years ago Tom Delay was indicted for diverting corporate donations to Texas legislative political campaigns in violation of Texas law. After his indictment, Delay resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Republican Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in prison for money laundering and 10 years probation.
Six of the recipients of Delay´s money won their elections in Texas joined in redistricting Texas strengthening Delay´s political power. Tom Delay was known in the House as: "The Hammer".