MONTGOMERY CO., Texas (FOX 26) - A grand jury has declined to indict a pair of Montgomery County leaders on a new round of ethics charges.
Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley were accused of "misusing county resources."
The grand jury decided that Doyal and Riley's actions did not warrant criminal charges.
In a separate case, both Doyal and Riley remain under indictment for criminal violations of the Opening Meetings Act.
Doyal says the law is unconstitutional and the private negotiations, which prosecutors contend was a crime, actually benefited taxpayers.
"We sat down with the opposition. Not our buddies, the opposition, private citizens and got a bond issue that the whole county supported," said Doyal.
He lost his Republican Primary Race to challenger Mark Keough in March.
Riley will face a May 22 run-off with GOP challenger Greg Parker.