DeLay prosecutor wants costs kept secret

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- Texas Prosecutor Ronnie Earle is resisting newspaper efforts to get information on the cost of prosecuting former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

High gas prices fuel scams

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Federal regulators say mileage-increasing devices and additives sold to U.S. drivers frightened by high gas prices are bogus.

$10M judgment given in spamming case

AUSTIN, Quebec, June 8 (UPI) -- A Texas federal court has awarded a $10 million judgment against a University of Texas student and his partners for operating a computer spamming operation.

Texas Rx drug law violates federal law

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A new Texas law that makes it easier to import prescription drugs from Canada violates federal law, the state attorney general says. Under the law, which became effective Sept. 1, the State Board of Pharmacy is required to list on its Web site Canadian ph

13 fugitives from La. arrested in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Thirteen fugitives from Louisiana have been arrested in Texas, where they were living after Hurricane Katrina, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Sony BMG sued over embedded spyware

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Sony BMG has been hit by lawsuits in California and Texas over its copy-protected CDs that install computer files without the owners' knowledge.

Drug companies sued over contraceptive

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Federal Trade Commission has filed a suit claiming two pharmaceutical companies conspired to keep the generic version of a contraceptive off the market.

Suits filed in fake flu vaccine case

BAYTOWN, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Texas authorities are suing two health care firms and three individuals for allegedly administering fake flu shots, the Houston Business Journal reports.

States, Blockbuster reach settlement

DALLAS, March 29 (UPI) -- Texas joined 46 other states Tuesday in an agreement with Blockbuster inc.to settle allegations the company deceived consumers in its "No Late Fees" ads.

Texas sues big broadband phone comany

AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 (UPI) -- Texas is suing the nation's largest Internet-based telephone service provider over a 911 call that simply could not be connected.

Bush wants review of Mexican capital cases

DALLAS, March 9 (UPI) -- The Bush administration intends to order states to review the capital convictions of Mexican prisoners who claim their international rights were violated. The new policy was revealed in a "friend of the court" brief filed last week in the appeal of a Texa

Texas backs change in bankruptcy law

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general Wednesday backed legislation that would stop corporations like Enron from filing for bankruptcy far from their headquarters. Attorney General Greg Abbott supported the federal bill authored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

Texas AG defends religious monument

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Monday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds.

Ex-Texas electric grid officials indicted

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Friday announced charges against five former managers and a contractor at the state's electric grid management agency.

Texas' court to rule on school finance

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of the state's $30 billion school finance system.
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Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott(born November 13, 1957) is the Texas Attorney General, and is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve in that role. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully defending the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and was reared in Duncanville (Dallas County). He and his wife, Cecilia P. Abbott, a former school teacher and principal, were married in 1982. They have a daughter named Audrey (born 1997).

After his graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, with a B.B.A. in finance, he received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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