AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 5 p.m. Tuesday in connection with his indictment Friday.

Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out.

'This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation],' Buzbee said.

Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints, CNN says.

A grand jury indicted Gov. Perry on Friday of felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official.

The inquiry began last summer after a ethics complaint was filed alleging that Perry had improperly used a veto to deny funding for the state's public integrity unit.

After Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg pleaded guilty to drunken driving last year, Perry threatened to withhold $7.5 million in funding over two years for the unit if Lehmberg didn't resign. She did not, and he held true on his promise.

Critics say this was done for political purposes and is a crime.

Reporting from our sister station, KVUE, and content partners at The Texas Tribune was used in this story.

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