Former Attorney General Dan Morales Indicted

"A federal grand jury today indicted former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales and a longtime friend, Houston attorney Marc Murr, for allegedly trying to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in unearned legal fees for Murr in the state's anti-tobacco lawsuit. The panel also charged Morales with illegally using political funds to help purchase a $770,000 house while he was still attorney general and earning $92,217 a year," the Houston Chronicle reports here.