DALLAS — A former top official for the $3 billion bond-funded Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has been indicted on felony charges that he illegally routed an $11 million grant to a firm headed by one of Gov. Rick Perry's campaign contributors.

Jerry Cobbs, who served as the institute's chief commercialization officer for three years, was named in the indictment handed down by the Travis County Grand Jury in Austin.

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