Vice President Dick Cheney indicted over prisoner abuse

A Willacy County grand jury in Texas has indicted US Vice President Dick Cheney and a number of others for prisoner abuse.

The indictment, that also names former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales relates to the specific abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.

According to a local report, Cheney’s indictment accuses the Vice President of engaging in an organized criminal activity through Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, a company that runs federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.

The indictment had not yet been signed by the presiding judge at the time of writing.

We’ll update the post if when we get more details.