A federal judge on Thursday dismissed claims by the U.S. government that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fraudulently duped wealthy investors before taking office. The ruling gave the Republican a key victory two months ahead of his criminal trial that carries a possible prison sentence. Paxton, who has spent most of his two years as attorney general under felony indictment, has now twice prevailed over accusations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he had a duty to tell investors he was being paid by a high-tech Texas startup while recruiting more than 0,000 from them. Paxton was indicted in July 2015 — just six months after being sworn in — and weathered a tumultuous first year as Texas’ top law enforcement official under the weight of being charged with two counts of felony securities fraud. He has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he would face between five and 99 years in prison.
A grand jury in Colin County has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on two charges of first-degree securities fraud and one count of third-degree failure to register, two people close to the case told NBC 5 on Saturday. Video Rating: / 5
nside Texas Politics begins with a pivotal court hearing a week from Wednesday regarding the legal future of the so-called Dreamers. Attorney General Ken Paxton, R-Texas, sued to stop the federal program from accepting new DACA applicants and hopefully fo Video Rating: / 5
Texas attorney general provides insight on ‘Fox News @ Night.’
The race began with an indicted incumbent in Ken Paxton, and a challenger in Justin Nelson aiming to break the pattern of a state that has not had a Democrat in statewide office since the mid-1990s. Video Rating: / 5
Join The Texas Tribune in person or on our livestream for a conversation with Justin Nelson, Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Texas, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and executive editor Ross Ramsey.
Nelson, an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Nelson is a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the founder of the nonprofit One Nation One Vote, an organization focused on electing the U.S. president by popular vote. Nelson is a partner specializing in major civil litigation at the Houston law firm Susman Godfrey LLP and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discusses the deadly police shooting in Dallas.