Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

[JURIST] Texas Governor Rick Perry [official website] on Friday was indicted by a Travis County [official website] grand jury on two felony charges for abuse of power [indictment, PDF]. The jury charged Perry with abusing his power to intimidate former District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to step down from her position. Lehmberg, a known Democrat, recently pleaded guilty to a drinking and driving charge and served 45 days in jail. Perry threatened to veto $7.4 million in state funding to the…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/texas-govenor-rick-perry-indicted-for-abuse-of-power.php

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