COPY-Bus company owner faces charges from 2008 crash

HOUSTON (AP) - The owner of a bus that crashed and killed 17 people on their way to a religious retreat in Texas in 2008 has been indicted on federal charges that include making false statements on official documents.

Authorities said Angel de La Torre of Houston and an associate were taken into custody Wednesday, when an indictment returned on May 30 was unsealed.

The indictment charges de La Torre and his company, Angel Tours, with one count of conspiracy to make false statements, four counts of making false statements and one count of operating a commercial motor vehicle after being placed out of service.

Fifty-five members of Houston's Vietnamese Catholic community were headed to a conclave in Missouri when the bus crashed near Sherman, 60 miles north of Dallas.

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