Prosecutors focus on DeLay PAC's money troubles

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Associated Press

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 3:09 PM

AUSTIN -- Prosecutors in Tom DeLay's money laundering trial in Austin continue focusing on the fundraising problems of the former U.S. House majority leader's political action committee.

The PAC is at the center of charges against DeLay, who's accused of using the political group to illegally funnel $190,000 in corporate funds into 2002 GOP legislative races.

Susan Lilly, a former fundraiser for DeLay's PAC, testified Tuesday that PAC officials were unhappy with her efforts to raise money from individual donors.

Prosecutors have suggested the PAC then focused on corporate dollars, some of which authorities say ended up illegally going to Texas candidates.

The former Houston-area congressman is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay denies wrongdoing.

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