Former cancer agency executive indicted

December 6, 2013 8:10 PM

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AUSTIN -- A Travis County grand jury has indicted a former executive of the state's $3 billion cancer-fighting agency with fraud for his involvement in improperly awarding an $11 million taxpayer-funded grant.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said Friday that Jerald "Jerry" Cobbs, 62, has been charged with securing execution of a document by deception. It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPR...

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