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Ken Paxton's Crimes and Corruption

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

...But it's not who you’re thinking

To fully realize the negligence and timidity of Greg Abbott and other Texas Republicans failing to muster the courage to call on indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton to step down, just take a look at what is happening in Pennsylvania where a similar scandal is unfolding.

Cruz’s "good man" faces three felony counts for swindling Texans

Ted Cruz wants to be President and is among the ten Republicans who will take part in the first major GOP debate later this week. Cruz has built his reputation by lashing out at other politicians while presenting himself as someone willing to address an issue straight-on. So why is Cruz now refusing to talk about Ken Paxton, the indicted Texas Attorney General he backed and campaigned for last year?

"Ken Paxton is a direct result of Ted Cruz's support and the broken ethical standards set by Greg Abbott. Barely a year ago, Abbott and Cruz couldn’t hug Ken Paxton closely enough. Now they need to find the guts to explain why they backed Paxton and how they will clean up the mess they’ve made.

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