Texas Gov. Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryOvernight Energy: Feds sued over fracking rule repeal | Perry says US ‘blessed’ with fossil fuels | Park Service gets new acting director Rick Perry: US 'blessed' to provide fossil fuels to the world New DOE competition aims to jump-start US solar manufacturing MORE (R) was indicted on felony charges Friday by a grand jury in Austin for abusing his power in a case stemming from a veto threat he made last year.

The grand jury indicted Perry on two felony counts – coercion of public official and abuse of official capacity, according to The Associated Press.

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Rick Perry indicted on charges of abuse of power