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August 15, 2014


Perry Indicted for Abuse of Power

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on two felony counts on Friday, "charging that he abused his power last year when he attempted to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office," the New York Times reports.

"The indictment left Mr. Perry, a Republican, the first Texas governor in nearly 100 years to face criminal charges and presented a major roadblock to his presidential ambitions at the very time that he had been showing signs of making a comeback."

Dallas Morning News: "Abuse of official capacity is a first-degree felony with punishment ranging from five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant is a third-degree felony with a penalty of two to 10 years."












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