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Rick Perry's Cover-Up and Corruption: Emerging Technology Fund


by: Phillip Martin

Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 05:15 PM CDT


Ed. Note: This is the sixth part of a ten-part wrap-up of Rick Perry's history of cover-up and corruption that will run on Burnt Orange Report today.

The Dallas Morning News broke the story that Rick Perry has handed out $16 million in taxpayer dollars from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to companies tied to his top political contributors. Perry’s public corruption scandal showed that he gave his “close friend” and campaign contributor David Nance $4.5 million handout, despite the fact that Nance side-stepped two review boards to receive the handout

According to the Austin American-Statesman, "New questions raised about $4.5 million state grant to Austin company":

Gov. Rick Perry and the state's legislative leaders awarded a $4.5 million grant to a cancer treatment company launched by David Nance, a close Perry friend and campaign donor, after the company sidestepped two review committees, including a statewide board created specifically to evaluate and make recommendations on life-science companies.

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