It’s probably going to go no where as the prosecutor will be out of a job soon, but still, I got a bit of thrill when the hubby showed me the story on the Chron’s site last night a few hours after it broke:
A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on state charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.
Cheney’s indictment on a charge of engaging in an organized criminal activity criticizes the vice president’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 because of his link to the prison companies.
The indictment accuses Gonzales of using his position while in office to stop an investigation in 2006 into abuses at one of the privately-run prisons.
I fully expect the charges against Cheney to be dropped. They just seem to be malicious add-ons of a pissed off lawyer making his final stand. As for Gonzales interfering with an investigation, maybe that could go somewhere. I dunno.