San Antonio Attorney to Review Complaint Against Perry

San Antonio defense attorney Michael McCrum has been appointed to investigate a complaint alleging that Gov. Rick Perry abused his power and violated state law when he threatened to cut funding for the state's Public Integrity Unit unless the district attorney who oversees it resigned.

McCrum, a former federal prosecutor, will review a claim lodged by Texans for Public Justice, a left-leaning money-in-politics watchdog group, alleging that Perry tried to coerce Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg into resigning following her drunken driving conviction earlier this year.

According to the complaint, Perry threatened to cut $3.7 million in ...

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