Gov. Perry to turn himself in around 5 p.m. today on abuse of power charges. At this time, we plan on streaming the event live online.
Perry was indicted on Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power.
The panel was investigating Gov. Perry over his veto of $7.5 million in funds for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. Gov. Perry had promised the veto if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign in the wake of her drunk driving arrest. He was indicted on felony counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Maximum punishment on the first charge is five to 99 years in prison. The second is two to 10 years.HEAR FROM Rick Perry's attorneys in a statement made this week.