Skip to comments.First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton
Posted on 07/01/2015 8:00:59 PM PDT by texas booster
A special prosecutor said Wednesday that hell ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Texas Attorney Ken Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law.
The prosecutor, Houston defense attorney Kent Schaffer, says a Texas Rangers investigation of Paxton revealed that the attorney general broke laws beyond what he admitted to last year, when he was fined $1,000 by the State Securities Board.
Thats what we intend to present to the grand jury, said Schaffer of a first-degree felony case. We have a sufficient amount of evidence. Whether it leads to a criminal indictment or not is up to the grand jury.
Last year, Paxton admitted to the Texas State Securities Board that while he was in the Legislature, he solicited clients for a friend's investment firm without being registered with the state. He paid a $1,000 fine and was reprimanded by the board.
Paxton solicited the clients in 2004, 2005 and 2012 while serving as a Republican state representative for a Collin County district. The question of criminal violations has yet to be addressed, though Paxton describes the incidents as an administrative error.
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Sigh ... it gets old
According to the The Texas Tribune special prosicutors were appointed by Collin County officials after Collin County District Attorney stepped aside.
From article at https://www.texastribune.org/2015/07/01/potential-case-against-paxton-appears-grow-serious/
“...were appointed earlier this year after Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis, a Paxton friend and business partner, stepped aside. Before that, Willis had asked the Texas Rangers to look in to the allegations against Paxton.
Paxton’s legal drama landed in Willis’ territory after Travis County prosecutors declined last year to pursue charges against Paxton, referring the allegations to Collin and Dallas counties. Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk passed on a case.”
After he told the county clerks they didn’t have to give marriage licenses to homos, they’re going to take him down any way they can. It’s a good bet Abbott backs down, too. And when Abbott does, the game is over. They’ll have Abbott and Paxton both in their back pockets just like Justice Roberts.
They’re dragging the Perry thing on until his POTUS campaign gets going well. Count on it coming to a head along about the time of the major debates.
“Willis had asked the Texas Rangers to look in to the allegations against Paxton.”
So it was those liberal Texas Rangers who conducted the investigation that led to the indictment lol.
The Public Integrity office set up by Democrats in the Democrat stronghold of Travis County has been removed from Travis County by the Legislature. Governor Abbott just signed the bill that removed it. See: Link
You stated: “Especially since he was not paid for any work. “
ALL high ranking officials in government know how to “play the game.” You are right...there is no pay. However “under the table” business is red hot and on fire. Most in higher governmental positions play the game and proving that they received actual compensation for playing the game is nearly impossible.
The higher they get in office, the more profitable the game is.
This didn’t happen while he was Attorney General. He has held that office less than a year.
lies get half way round the world before the truth is spoken
“This is similar to the John Chisholm RAT Syndrome in Wisconsin.”
Bingo! We have a Winner! There is NO extreme that the Left will not stoop to in order to stay in power. Absolutely NONE!
It was state district judge Scott Becker. The Collin County prosecutor recused himself which bumped the case up to the district court judge who examines the merits of the complaint and if needed hires a prosecutor(s)
In spite of what you say, this is similar to what happened with Perry.
The complaint against Perry was filed with the Travis county prosecutor, who recused herself, bumped the case up to the district judge, who recused herself, bumped the case up to the appellate court judge Billy Ray Stubblefield(Perry appointee), who hired retired/visiting judge Bert Richardson to hear the case in the district court. Richardson hired McCrum as the prosecutor.
Thanks for the details.
The reports in the MSM can be assumed to be slanted in a way that will make the Republican look guilty.
I should have remembered that.
Nothing, the liberals got what they needed...
Mug Shot...That’s all...Everything else is gravy...
It’ll be the same thing here...’Cept Ken Paxton is not going without a real fight...
Yep...All the way thru till Abbott took over...
And he is still looking to get the top job in the country...Maybe he knows something we do not???
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