DeLay and The Duke: Together At Last

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"DeLay and The Duke: Together At Last"

The prosecutions of Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) for money laundering and former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham for bribery have finally converged:

A Texas prosecutor has issued subpoenas for bank records and other information of a defense contractor involved in the bribery case of a California congressman as part of the investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

District Attorney Ronnie Earle issued subpoenas late Monday afternoon for California businessmen Brent Wilkes and Max Gelwix, records of Perfect Wave Technologies LLC, Wilkes Corp. and ADCS Inc. in connection with a contribution to a fundraising committee at the center of the investigation that led to DeLay’s indictment on money laundering charges.

Who’s Brent Wilkes?

Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham resigned in late November after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes to steer defense contracts to companies…

Wilkes, head of Wilkes Corp., is one of four unnamed coconspirators listed in Cunningham’s plea agreement.

Wilkes and DeLay had a very cozy relationship:

Wilkes’ company also hired Alexander Strategies, a consulting firm that employed DeLay’s wife Christine. His private jet company, Group W Transportation, provided flights to DeLay three times.

Small world. Very small.

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