By Shepard Ambellas
Public servant abused power, Grand Jury says
TRAVIS COUNTY, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been indicted by a Texas Grand Jury for a first degree felony, “abuse of official capacity” and for a second felony account of “corrosion of a public official”, CNN reported on a televised broadcast Friday marking the first indictment of a Texas governor since the year 1917.
Rick Jervis reporting for USA Today wrote:
The indictment stems from the drunk driving arrest last year of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was captured on video berating officers following her arrest. She served jail time, underwent counseling and returned to her post.
Perry called for Lehmberg’s resignation and, when she refused, vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the public integrity unit that she oversees. The withholding forced Lehmberg to cut some staff in that office.
All of this just goes to show how corrupt some public officials truly are, always pushing the boundaries of their instated powers.
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Shepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.