Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vice-President Dick Cheney indicted in South Texas


McALLEN, Texas -- Vice-President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county.

The prisons have been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

The indictment has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.

The seven indictments issued in Willacy County included some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra's own legal battles.

Guerra himself was under indictment for more than 18 months until a judge dismissed the indictments last month.

Guerra's tenure ends this year after nearly two decades in office. He lost convincingly in a Democratic primary in March.

Guerra said the prison-related charges against Cheney and Gonzales are a national issue and experts from across the country testified to the grand jury.

From here. It's a start, anyway, and hopefully this won't be the last indictment issued against members of the Bush administration.

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