Cheney and Gonzales indicted

Vice president Dick Cheney and former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have been indicted by a grand jury in Southern Texas.

The indictment accuses Cheney of engaging in an organized criminal activity because of his investment in the Vanguard Group.

It claims Cheney had a conflict of interest because the group holds interests in private prison companies running federal detention centers.

A separate indictment accuses Gonzales of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at one of the privately-run prisons.

(Source: NBC News)