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A story on sheds a little more light on the eight corporations indicted alongside DeLay and his associates in the TRMPAC case. Four have settled, four are fighting the charges. My favorite passage from the article:

David Sheppard, a solo practitioner in Austin, says his client, Bacardi USA, of Miami, Fla., has not entered a plea to the charge but will fight it.

"We've seen everything the DA tells us we did. We just can't, for the life of us, figure out what we did wrong," Sheppard says. "I think the only proper way to dispose of this case is a dismissal. We'd probably waive the letter of apology."