Skip to comments.Cheney, Gonzales indicted in South Texas county
Posted on 11/18/2008 10:11:53 PM PST by BAW
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 that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.
The indictment returned Monday has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.
The seven indictments made public in Willacy County on Tuesday included one naming state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra's own legal battles.
Regarding the indictments targeting the public officials, Guerra said, "the grand jury is the one that made those decisions, not me."
Guerra himself was under indictment for more than a year and half 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.
Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.
Megan Mitchell, a spokeswoman for Cheney, declined to comment on Tuesday, saying that the vice president had not yet received a copy of the indictment.
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Isn’t the Vanguard Group a mutual fund? Don’t millions of people own that? WTF?!
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This has been posted 45 times already. Meaningless.
a witch hunt and nothing more.
Loco weed, that’s what causes this behavior in Democrats.
A witch hunt is plenty, once you get to the point of burning witches.
Rumor that CBS has story of Cheney being considered for Obama’s Energy Czar...
The counties of South Texas. Where, if you haven’t been indicted, you haven’t done squat! God Bless Othal Brand. There should be a larger-than-life-size bronze statue of him in Archer Park.
Witchunt! Unfortunately we are sinking to the status of a third world country.
I will not be surprised if the “new administration” will try to drag Pres Bush in front of the world (kangaroo) court for crimes against humanity, global warming, tax breaks for the rich, and other BS.
This will be the only way the democrats can divert attention from their own crimes.
Instead of making inane comments why don’t you elaborate and tell us how he trampled on the constitution. We who are obviously so much less intelligent than you need to know. And don’t give me the left’s talking points, either.
Ever heard of DU? They’ll love you there.