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Jury duty begins Tuesday for DeLay's trial

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News 8's John Salazar filed the following video report.

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is expected to head to court this week in Austin.

The former politician faces felony conspiracy charges. In 2005, a Travis County Grand Jury indicted the former U.S. Congressman on charges of helping funnel nearly $200,000 in illegal corporate donations into statewide elections in 2002.

Prosecutors said Delay oversaw the alleged illegal transfer of a $190,000 check. State law prohibits corporations from contributing to political campaigns.

Former Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, Former U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza and state Senator Florence Shapiro, were all subpoenaed to appear in court.

DeLay has publicly denied wrong doing from the beginning. Earlier this year, DeLay tried to get his case moved out of the city. He said he can't get a fair trial in Austin because of the role he played in redistricting efforts, back in 2003.

His request was denied. This is the biggest political criminal trial to be played out in Travis County.

Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday.

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