News Guide: A look at the criminal charges Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces following indictment

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is his state's first governor in nearly a century to be indicted on criminal charges. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said the allegations of abuse of power and coercion of a public official are politically motivated.

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