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Ken Paxton's Crimes and Corruption


Don’t let today’s headlines fool you, Paxton has always had a problem with ethics

Those just now hearing about criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may not realize that concerns about Paxton's shady business dealings go back – way back. The recent announcement by special prosecutors that they will present evidence to a Collin County Grand Jury that Paxton engaged in first degree felony crimes is just the latest and most serious episode in his long history of shady business transactions and unethical activity.

Paxton-authorized statement contains virtually only falsehoods

It is not out of the ordinary for a public official to ask a staff spokesperson to give a statement on their behalf. However, the statement that Ken Paxton authorized and was delivered by spokesperson Anthony Holm last week was quite extraordinary. It didn’t just shade the truth, it obliterated it. Shamefully, Ken Paxton sent Holm to grossly misrepresent the legal actions already taken in his case and to launch a personal attack against the special prosecutors acting on the public’s behalf.

Don't say we didn’t warn you. Late yesterday, news broke that the Texas Rangers have compiled evidence that Attorney General Ken Paxton was deeply involved in securities law violations that rise to the level of a first degree felony. That is big trouble, and Ken Paxton knows it. That’s why his office released a statement attacking the prosecutors without a single substantive response to the charges against him.

AG exploits people of faith for advantage in GOP primary

No one should be surprised that Ken Paxton, our state’s highest ranking law enforcement official, has issued an official advisory opinion encouraging local elected officials to violate the law by refusing to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. We certainly aren’t. Ken Paxton’s disrespect for the law has been apparent for some time.

Lone Star Project research has compiled significant information regarding the involvement of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a series of questionable property transactions in Collin County. Some of the information gathered by the Lone Star Project has already been made public in press reports, while other information has not yet been reported on at all.

The Houston Chronicle reports today that the criminal probe into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's illegal activities has been expanded:

The 20 years of unchecked one-party Republican control in Texas have been marked by ongoing hostility toward Hispanic and African American Texans. Since just 2011, Texas Republican leaders have been ruled by federal courts to have intentionally discriminated against Hispanic and African American Texans three times:

Paxton improperly referred twice as many clients than he previously admitted

On Sunday, the Dallas Morning News added fuel to the ongoing scandal involving State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s violation of state securi

The legal battle over the Texas Voter ID law is being waged furiously and, this morning, was the subject of a crucial and historic argument before a three-judge panel of the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

And With Scandal Brewing Ken Paxton Should Disclose His Tax Returns

Disclosing information like income tax filings late on a Friday to avoid press coverage is standard political behavior. However, distorting and manipulating the information to hide the facts is patently dishonest. Last Friday, Greg Abbott did just that – he selectively added, and withheld other, important information in a press statement to hide the fact that he paid only $104 in federal income taxes last year – a rate of under one percent – which is far less than what the average Texan pays.