11/18/08

Cheney and Gonzales Indicted in Texas

VP Dick Cheney and ousted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales were indicted for prisoner abuse:

The indictment criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds 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 by working through the prison companies.

Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.


No word on presidential pardons from the outgoing White House turd... Yet.

[update] TPM says this could be entertaining. And they certainly may be correct there:
Also indicted are state District Judges Janet Leal, state District Judge Migdalia Lopez, The GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut Corporation), former U.S. Attorney Mervyn Mosbacher, Gus Garza and Gilberto Lozano.

They all face a stream of criminal charges including abuse of office, profiting from office, and murder.

For more information on this story, read Wednesday's The Brownsville Herald.
Murder? Abuse of power for profit and and a cover up? Dagnabit! I don't have enough popcorn to last until tomorrow...

3 comments:

Danny said...

Who would have thought!!!

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Connecticut Man1 said...

The murder seems to be involved with Whackenhut indictments... This could get interesting, but I think that cheney is involved in different abuses. Reading it it seems to be seperate cases... But I could be wrong.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Cheney will beat it, I hear he's going to declare himself a separate state.