Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ice Up The Champagne, Mother!

Tom Delay has had an arrest warrant issued!

Texas Court Issues Warrant for DeLay
By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

(10-19) 12:14 PDT Austin, Texas (AP) --

A Texas court issued a warrant Wednesday for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to appear for booking, where he is likely to face the fingerprinting and photo mug shot he had hoped to avoid.

Bail was initially set at $10,000 as a routine step before his first court appearance on conspiracy and money laundering charges. Travis County court officials said DeLay was ordered to appear at the Fort Bend County jail for booking.

The warrant was "a matter of routine and bond will be posted," DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin said.

The lawyer declined to say when DeLay would surrender to authorities but said the lawmaker would make his first court appearance Friday morning.