Friday, August 15, 2014

News from The Hill: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

By Jesse Byrnes

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted Friday by a grand jury in Austin for threatening to veto funding for the state's public integrity unit.

A complaint was filed last year claiming that Perry abused his official powers by threatening to veto $7.5 million for public corruption prosecutors in the state.

On Friday, a grand jury indicted Perry on two felony counts – coercion of public official and abuse of official capacity, according to The Associated Press.

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