A while back we commented on the criminal trial of Tom "The Hammer" Delay and the prospects of Texas justice.
Eventually a Texas jury found him guilty.
More recently Mr. Delay was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for conspiracy, 5 years for money laundering, with probation for 10 years.
The net effect was three years in prison to be followed by 7 years of probation.
Delay is a now a "probie" unless he wins on appeal.
His Enron buddy Skilling appealed all the way to the Supreme Court which held that the federal statute he was convicted under was ambiguous in some flawed degree, so they sent it back for further consideration by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Expect Mr. Delay to follow the same path, however, he has a more difficult path because his crime spree was not based on the same federal statute that Mr. Skilling's was, but instead was based on Texas state criminal law.