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Ken Paxton's Crimes and Corruption

on His Supporters

Yesterday, Ken Paxton released a video message to supporters that takes the same dishonest con job approach that got him indicted in the first place.

Neither Greg Abbott nor any other Texas Republican leader has called on Paxton to resign or step aside

On nearly a weekly basis, Texans learn more about the unethical, incompetent and/or illegal actions of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Ken Paxton tells Tea Party activists he is being investigated by the IRS and then insists to the press that he is not

Yesterday, Ken Paxton engaged in a furious debate – with himself – over whether or not he is being investigated by the IRS or had his bank accounts shut down.  

Paxton now being prosecuted in both federal and state court

Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a formal complaint in Federal District Court in Sherman, Texas charging that Texas AG Paxton engaged in securities fraud. Paxton is already being prosecuted in state court in Collin County, Texas for violations of Texas securities law.

New hire reinforces Cruz reputation for dirty tricks

When news broke yesterday about new staff hires among statewide Republicans in Texas the focus was primarily on Ken Paxton naming ideologue Jeff Mateer as First Assistant Attorney General. The Mateer hire is newsworthy, and we’ll have much more on him in later reports.

"Nothing exposes Ken Paxton, Greg Abbott and other Texas Republicans’ hostility to African American and Hispanic Texas citizens more than their zeal to enforce discriminatory voter ID and redistricting laws.

Statement by Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle on Today’s Texas Ethics Commission refusal to green light out of state money for Paxton’s legal defense

"It’s way past time for Ken Paxton to step aside.

LSP detailed Paxton land flip scheme in 2015

News reports have confirmed that two additional criminal prosecutors have been assigned to investigate Ken Paxton’s potentially illegal involvement in a shady Collin County land scheme. The prosecutors will look into a series of transactions that could show Paxton using insider information to personally profit from the exchange and sale of land to Collin County.

Criminal defense eroding Paxton's authority and trust

Ken Paxton was back in court yesterday with a bag full of tricks designed to get special treatment and to avoid a jury trial that might end badly for him. A fair review of the facts by a jury could certainly spell big trouble for Paxton. In fact, as the Texas Democratic Party has noted, one of his own defense attorneys called a conviction on one of the charges a "slam dunk" prior to being hired by Paxton.

Paxton avoids substance to lash out at judge and criticize procedure

In a flurry of legal filings yesterday, Ken Paxton demanded that the criminal felony indictments against him be dismissed. None of his motions or related filings address the substantive charges that led to his felony criminal indictments for fraud and swindling.

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