AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Travis County district attorney’s office is investigating University of Texas regent Wallace Hall and will put the case before a grand jury, Hall confirmed during a conversation with the Texas Tribune Thursday.
Hall, who was censured by a legislative panel for his alleged wrongdoing while investigating systems at the University of Texas.
He told the Texas Tribune he was “comfortable” with the investigation and the idea that a grand jury would be hearing evidence against him as part of the Texas Tribune’s conversation series.
“If the transparency committee truly thought I had violated the law, don’t you think they should have brought articles of impeachment against me?” Hall said during the conversation.
A grand jury case would be separate from the legislative panel’s investigation. The legislature could remove him from office while a grand jury could bring criminal charges against him.
Assistant District Attorney Gregg Cox, who heads up the Public Integrity Unit, tells KXAN that a grand jury hasn’t been scheduled yet to hear the case. Additionally, he says, it will be a regularly impaneled grand jury as opposed to the special grand jury which indicted Gov. Rick Perry.