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Ken Paxton's Crimes and Corruption

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.

Statement by Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

"With Ken Paxton, Texans are stuck with a part-time AG and a full-time criminal defendant. Ken Paxton has come to define illegal and unethical behavior in a public official. Paxton needs to leave the AG office and devote all of his time to avoiding the state penitentiary."

Paxton’s corruption was not limited to his private actions

News reports today reveal that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was not only swindling friends and legal clients but also

Paxton using special treatment and friends to undermine prosecutors and hold himself above the law

Most criminal defendants don’t have political cronies holding the purse strings of the lawyers prosecuting them or have millionaire friends willing to use money to pressure and undermine prosecutors. Ken Paxton has both and is using them aggressively.

Keep Dragging Texas Kids Through Court

Today, Texas kids from over 600 school districts – rural, urban and suburban from every region of our state – were dragged before the Texas Supreme Court to fight for their basic rights under our state constitution.

"Ken Paxton’s sleazy actions have played out publicly for well over a year. No one is surprised that Paxton has been dragged into criminal court to enter a plea on felony charges that could send him to the state penitentiary.

While Ken Paxton enters a plea in criminal court, find out how much you know about his sleazy behavior

Paxton Corruption Quiz Answers

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