Monday, August 18, 2014
"Texas Gov Rick Perry facing two felony charges carrying significant mandatory minimum prison terms"
Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, excerpting a newspaper account. In part:
Republican Rick Perry, becoming the first Texas governor indicted in almost a century, must spend the final five months of his historically long tenure fighting against felony charges and for his political future. A Travis County grand jury on Friday charged Perry with two felony counts, abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, after he vetoed funding for a county office that investigates public corruption.