HOUSTON -- Convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom
DeLay's legal team has filed a motion asking for a new trial.

In court documents filed Wednesday in Austin, DeLay's attorneys
say the former Houston-area congressman merits a new trial in part
because of juror misconduct.

They also cite misapplication of the state's election code and
faulty instructions to jurors.

Prosecutors say there are no new legal grounds in the motion
that would merit a new trial.

A judge in Austin last month sentenced DeLay to three years in
prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money
to Texas candidates in 2002.

A jury had convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and
conspiracy to commit money laundering. He remains free on bond
pending his appeal.

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