What is the Public Integrity Unit? | KXAN.com
Again, it is nobody is saying veto threats are illegal. What is being said is that Perry's reasons for vetoing set a dangerous precedent and no court will vote in his favor. Not only that, there is no precedent for it. Setting a precedent for it today would allow for executive tyranny. It will not fly.The Public integrity Unit prosecutes insurance fraud, motor fuels tax fraud and government corruption – in 2013 that meant 425 cases. It’s no mistake the Unit is housed at the Travis county DA’s Office, in the capital of Texas where some element of these types of crime can take place. Since 1982 under former DA Ronnie Earl’s watch, The Public Integrity Unit had been state-funded under a reimbursement scheme to the county. In June 2013 when Governor Perry ordered the funding shut off, the unit was left to fend for itself.