Prosecution Rests in DeLay Laundering Trial

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    Former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay is among the recruits for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."

    Prosecutors in Tom DeLay's money laundering trial have rested their case against the former U.S. House majority leader.

    DeLay's attorneys were to begin presenting their defense on Wednesday.

    During 10 days of testimony spread over nearly three weeks, prosecutors presented 33 witnesses and volumes of e-mails and other documents in their efforts to prove allegations that DeLay's political action committee illegally channeled $190,000 in corporate donations into Texas legislative races in 2002 through a money swap.

    DeLay, who has denied wrongdoing, maintains no corporate money went to Texas candidates and he had little involvement in how the PAC was run.

    The former Houston-area congressman is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.