Special Prosecutor Tapped In Texas Gov. Ethics Probe

Law360, Dallas (August 20, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge on Monday named the special prosecutor who will handle the criminal investigation of Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to veto funding for an anti-corruption prosecution unit after the district attorney for Austin who oversees the division refused to resign.

Michael McCrum, a former federal prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, will act as the attorney pro tem representing the state in the case, which was launched after liberal advocacy group Texans for Public Justice claimed that Perry should be charged with coercion and abuse of...
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