Monday, March 16, 2015

Surrounded by political corruption, leaders of Texas' ruling party are clamoring to transfer the Public Integrity Unit from the Travis County District Attorney to the Texas Attorney General.

An analysis of campaign contribution data finds that recent Public Integrity indictees Tom DeLay and Kino Flores had much more in common with recent Texas Attorneys General than they did with recent Travis County District Attorneys. 

A new Lobby Watch concludes that transferring the Public Integrity Unit would reward crooked politicians by undermining prosecutorial independence. Indeed, that may even be the legislative intent...