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Perry Indictment: Just Cause or Abuse of Power?

Posted on · Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. We discuss the legal and […]

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Perry Indicted, Bill Richardson, and Pet Care: Houston Matters for Monday, August 18, 2014

Posted on · Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. On this edition […]

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Indictments Bring Some Relief

Posted on · Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford has been indicted for what prosecutors say is a 7-billion dollar scheme to defraud investors. Also indicted were three executives of Houston based Stanford Financial group and a former bank regulator in Antigua. The indictments bring several questions: Will it bring relief to investors and will it lead to legal action in similar cases? Pat Hernandez has more.