Cheney, Gonzales Indicted In South Texas County
19-Nov-2008 (10 comments)

McALLEN, Texas — Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.
Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial 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.

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Kaveh Nouraee

See? There IS more to this.

by Kaveh Nouraee on

As more layers of this onion are being peeled, the drama behind the drama starts to become clear. Read this to see what I mean:


It's premature to guess what this will mean in the end, but this whole thing is just plain weird.

American Wife

just keep your fingers crossed

by American Wife on

but don't count on too much happening.  I'm in a pessimistic mood today, damn it, and just don't foresee much coming of this.  But I'll wait with bated breath hoping for the best.  Then again, maybe it will start the ball rolling.  If it does, this ball is going to gather some seri ass moss!

Good job Irandokht... great story.  Keep us posted.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

Other than the entertainment value, what's the use of my getting excited over this? If this honestly curdles your cream, well, alrighty then. To each his or her own.

From what they're reporting about Cheney's involvement being his financial investment in the holding company that owns the prison, it sounds like anyone who owns stock in the Nike corporation for example could be held liable for violation of child labor laws.

There has to be more to this than what's been revealed on the 11 o'clock news. Maybe on Friday more will be revealed.


As they say in Texas

by Javadagha on

As they say in Texas, howdee?

This is ALL for a show!!  They want to demonstrate HOW democratice America is.  Bunch of bull (as a Texan would say).

Presidents pardon bunch of crooks.  Wait for Royal Presidential Pardon coming soon.  Clinton pardoned 4,700 high ranking crooks and thieves.  Let us see how many Bush will pardon. 


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Oh Kaveh you are so good at blowing pipe smoke in our fun

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

"interesting" "let's see what happens". I want to see you get excited once! Most Republicans hate Cheney anyway, right? Ya'll didn't even invite him to your convention for crying out LOUD.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

I've been reading this headline for the past 2 days

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

And I never get tired of seeing it over and over. THANK YOU IRANDOKHT! If Bush pardons himself, i swear, this administration will be just like IRI.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

The charges include "misdemeanor assault" as a result of Cheney's investment in the holding company that owns the prison.

Charges filed based upon an indirect financial association? It will be very interesting to see how it all unfolds.


I must say I'm quite

by desi on

I must say I'm quite impressed with the small Texan towns.    I take back everything I ever said about Texas.  Go Big horns?  Lone Stars? yellow roses?  Somebody help me out here.


I hope so too!

by IRANdokht on

First of all: thanks for sending me the news Desi jan.

I just hope that the democrats' leaders learn (from small Texas towns mind you) how to stand up against the corrupt politicians ;-)



The start of good things to

by desi on

The start of good things to come!!