Anti-Corruption Unit Faces Layoffs After Texas Gov.'s Veto

Law360, Dallas (July 2, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The commissioners of Travis County, Texas, decided Tuesday to send layoff notices to the 34 attorneys and analysts who investigate white collar fraud and public corruption by state officials in the district attorney’s Public Integrity Unit after Gov. Rick Perry vetoed $7.5 million in funding for the group.

The commissioners said they hoped to avoid shutting the unit down when state money runs out at the end of August but were sending the 90-day employment notices, as required by county policy, in case the county couldn't find...
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