Rosemary Lehmberg http://kut.org en Governor Perry Facing Possible Grand Jury Indictment http://kut.org/post/governor-perry-facing-possible-grand-jury-indictment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Travis County grand jury is considering whether or not to indict Gov. Rick Perry over his veto of funding for the county's Public Integrity Unit.</span></p><p>Gov. Perry could be charged with several offenses, including bribery, coercion of a public servant, and abuse of power after vetoing more than $3 million in state money for the unit that investigates political corruption.</p><p>Perry's veto came as the result of an ultimatum given by Perry to Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last April, </span>Lehmberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was arrested for drunk driving. She </span><a href="http://kut.org/post/travis-county-da-lehmberg-pleads-guilty-gets-45-jail-days-0" style="line-height: 1.5;">pleaded guilty</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and served jail time, but </span><a href="http://kut.org/post/judge-allows-lehmberg-stay-district-attorney" style="line-height: 1.5;">refused to step down</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:58 +0000 Ben Philpott & Kelly Krupa 10282 at http://kut.org Governor Perry Facing Possible Grand Jury Indictment Judge Allows Lehmberg to Stay as District Attorney http://kut.org/post/judge-allows-lehmberg-stay-district-attorney <p>Rosemary Lehmberg will be allowed to continue in her role as Travis County District Attorney.</p><p>San Antonio-based Judge David Peeples&nbsp;made that decision this afternoon after three days of testimony recounting the April night when she was arrested for drunk driving and her subsequent treatment for alcohol abuse at a facility in Arizona.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:13:55 +0000 Matt Largey 9350 at http://kut.org Judge Allows Lehmberg to Stay as District Attorney Lehmberg Civil Trial Underway (Update) http://kut.org/post/lehmberg-civil-trial-underway-update <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has been testifying since this morning in what is Day Two of her civil trial.</span></p><p>It’s been slow-going, stop and go with technicalities. Both the prosecution and the defense teams are very experienced attorneys, aware what’s at stake is the job of the highest-ranking prosecutor in Travis County.</p><p>Sometimes questions seem to repeat themselves, except for a word or two. The situation became so hard to process that visiting Judge David Peeples asked prosecutors at one point, “Can you come up with something new?” and “Are you going somewhere with this?”</p><p>When prosecutors responded they were, Judge Peeples replied “Well, get there.”</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:12:04 +0000 Joy Diaz 9331 at http://kut.org Lehmberg Civil Trial Underway (Update) Despite Perry Veto, Travis County Bills State for Public Integrity Work http://kut.org/post/despite-perry-veto-travis-county-bills-state-public-integrity-work <p></p><p>Travis County is going to bill the State of Texas for some work done on the Public Integrity Unit. Travis County commissioners&nbsp;<a href="http://traviscountytx.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&amp;MeetingID=1363&amp;MinutesID=1326&amp;FileFormat=pdf&amp;Format=Minutes&amp;MediaFileFormat=wmv">approved the plan</a>&nbsp;Tuesday.</p><p>The Public Integrity Unit deals with white-collar crimes from across the state.&nbsp;It had been paid for with state funds, but&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/perry-veto-integrity-funds-unless-lehmberg-resigns">Gov. Rick Perry vetoed that money</a>&nbsp;when Travis County District Attorney Rosemary&nbsp;Lehmberg&nbsp;refused to resign after&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/travis-county-da-lehmberg-pleads-guilty-gets-45-jail-days-0">pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:53:52 +0000 Laura Rice 8890 at http://kut.org Despite Perry Veto, Travis County Bills State for Public Integrity Work