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Rick Perry Indicted On Corruption Charges

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is under indictment on two felony counts. He was booked yesterday afternoon. Perry was indicted by a grand jury last Friday on charges he abused his office and tried to coerce an elected official to resign.

At issue is a threat Perry followed through with to veto funding to an anti-corruption agency. Perry vetoed $7.5 million for the Public Integrity Unit after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (D) refused to resign following a 2013 drunk driving arrest. The anti-corruption agency is part of the district attorney’s office.

ABC’s Jim Ryan is live in Austin, Texas and has details.

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