Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dick DeGuerin Screws Up In Defending Tom DeLay

Read about it here.

Basically, famous defense lawyer Dick DeGuerin, defending DeLay on a political contribution money-laundering charge, attempted to establish in a timeline that DeLay did not know of the transaction at the time it allegedly happened, and therefore could not have been culpable. The calendars DeGuerin introduced ended up showing just the reverse: DeLay did, at least according to his calendar, meet with the man who received a blank check from DeLay, in a meeting on Sept. 11, 2002, contrary to DeLay's claim not to have known about the check until Oct. 2. Oops!

From that same Houston Chronicle article:

"I just missed that one," DeGuerin said sheepishly afterward, noting he only had obtained the calendar on Sunday. "The (Sept. 11) meeting was with a bunch of other people."

Needless to say, the prosecution promptly pointed out the discrepancy, DeLay looks guilty as sin, and DeGuerin has egg on his face. To paraphrase a Nixon-era slogan, Dick Deguerin, before he dicks you...

(Minor clarification added after initial posting. - SB)

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