Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted by Grand Jury For Abuse of Power

If convicted, the GOP’s rising star for 2016 faces a maximum of 109 years in prison
US News • Views: 19,987

Wingnut creationist governor Rick Perry is having a bad day. A very bad day: Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted by Grand Jury.

AUSTIN (KXAN) - A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign.

Read the Indictment

At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.

A grand jury was called to determine whether or not Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto the funding. As a result they issued indictments on two felony charges: abuse of official capacity and coercion of public servant. If found guilty on the charges, Perry could be sentenced to a maximum 109 years in prison.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-09-11 10:11 am PDT

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
‘The Daily Show’ Sent a White & a Black Correspondent to Learn About IMPLICIT BIAS
The good news is, several police departments across the country have realized implicit bias is, in fact, A Thing and have implemented anti-bias programs to combat it. As the two correspondents learned, programs include a deadly force simulator -- ...

8 minutes ago
Views: 37 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Spanish Mary - Lyrics by Bob Dylan & Lead Vocals by Rhiannon Giddens
The New Basement Tapes - Spanish Mary with Lyrics by Bob Dylan & Lead Vocals by Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops)Pre-order on Amazon: smarturl.itPre-order on iTunes: smarturl.itPre-order the exclusive box set: smarturl.it The New Basement TapesLost On The RiverA ...

1 hour, 9 minutes ago
Views: 55 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Under the Lake Live Thread
Another Two-Parter this time, it promises to be awesome join me here!

13 hours, 34 minutes ago
Views: 179 • Comments: 25
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 1
Imagine Donald Trump as a Dystopian Sci-Fi Movie Tyrant ( Video )
Here's a video created by folks at the science and sci fi website io9. Its disturbing because Donald Trump really does sound like he could be Dystopian despot! Watch the video and you'll see what I mean. If you're a ...

2 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 346 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Paul Canning
World’s Main Security Issue Today Is Russian Poisoned Public Opinion
I have posted before about how Americans seem to be unaware just how much Russians are being told to hate them. In this article Andreas Umland, a Kyiv based analyst and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic ...

2 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 400 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 5 • Rating: 0
Great White Snark
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished-Is PETA Run By The Insane?
I'll just add some bold and let that speak to my point. In the last 12 years, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has killed 31,250 animals, including healthy kittens and puppies. They have taken animals from people after ...

3 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 549 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 2
The Autumn DIY Project
Ok, so September is not exactly New Year, but as the academic term begins and schools go back following the holidays, it does feel like a fresh start. It can be a good time to tackle new projects, so why ...

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 579 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 0
Allow me to wish all of those here who are Jewish a Happy and Healthy New Year. May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good, happy and sweet year. May your weather not be ...

2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 847 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 9