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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Go To Jail, Go Directly To Jail

Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Arrest warrant issued for Tom DeLay: "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." [CNN] [Yahoo] [NYT]

So, "Hot Tub Tom" is in more hot water. Granted, this is a routine step in this process, but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable. "DeLay, R-Texas, could be fingerprinted and photographed, although his lawyers had hoped to avoid this step. DeLay probably will surrender in his home county of Fort Bend, near Houston, but he could go to any law enforcement office in Texas. His court appearance will be in Austin."

How come if an arrest warrant is issued for a "regular person," the police come and get your right away; But if you're famous, they let you come in on your own?

If we get mugshots, they will most definitely be posted here...with glee and giggles.

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