AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay remained defiant even as he was about to be sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally influence Texas elections.DeLay insisted he had committed no crime and was the victim of selective prosecution by authorities who were only going after him because of his Republican politics.But Senior Judge Pat Priest disagreed as he handed down the sentence Monday, saying those who write laws should be bound by them.A jury in November convicted the Houston-area Republican on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002.