Cheney and Gonzales Indicted in Texas : Abuse of Federal Prisoners

Dick (look out, he’s got a gun) Cheney, photographed in Sydney, Australia, February, 2007.

‘The indictment criticizes Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.’
November 18, 2008

McALLEN, Texas — A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.

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.

Another indictment charges state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. with profiting from his public office by accepting honoraria from prison management companies.

The indictments were first reported by KRGV-TV.

Source / AP / Houston Chronicle

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3 Responses to Cheney and Gonzales Indicted in Texas : Abuse of Federal Prisoners

  1. You know I read it on 4 different blogs, but simply couldn’t believe it until I saw you posted it!

    HOORAY!!! Now will they do something about it????

  2. Spadbob says:

    That’s not John Howard.

    For a political blogger you seem to know very little about world politics.

  3. Sorry, Spadbob, but the photo identification came from an Australian newspaper, and it managed to slip by. It clearly is not John Howard and I have changed the cutline. Thanks for pointing it out. (And thanks for your confidence!)

    Thorne

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