Special Prosecutors Seek To Indict Texas Attorney General For First Degree Felony Fraud

Ken Paxton

Special prosecutors are planning to present a first-degree felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) to a Collin County grand jury. Prosecutors are also seeking to indict Paxton for a third-degree felony, for failing to register with the Securities Board while he solicited clients for Mowery Capital Management.

The first-degree felony securities fraud case allegedly involved sums well in excess of 100,000 dollars, according to special prosecutor Kent Schaffer. If Paxton is convicted of a first-degree felony, he could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

The two special prosecutors assigned to Paxton’s case reported that the Texas Rangers had uncovered new evidence that warranted pursuing the expanded felony charges against Paxton. Schaffer noted that:

The Rangers went out to investigate one thing, and they came back with information on something else. It’s turned into something different than when they started.

He added that, in light of the new evidence:

We believe that there’s sufficient evidence to present to a grand jury.

The pending indictments come at an inopportune time for the Attorney General. In recent days, Paxton has raised his public profile by encouraging county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He decried the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, by arguing that it “weakened the rule of law”. With his emphasis on the rule of law, it will be rather inconvenient for Paxton if he gets slapped with multiple felony indictments while he hypocritically portrays himself as a defender of the rule of law.

High ranking Republican officials in Texas facing felony indictments is nothing new. Former Texas GOP Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Rick Perry is also facing felony charges for allegedly misusing his authority to cut off funding for the state’s ethics agency and for allegedly attempting to coerce a public servant.

Republican officials in the Lone Star State like to portray themselves as fighters for law and order, but they often govern as if the laws do not apply to them. As Texas’ top law enforcement official, Attorney General Paxton, has an obligation to uphold the law both in his official capacity and in his personal life. A Texas grand jury may soon decide that Paxton should be indicted for felony securities fraud. If Paxton is convicted, he could spend a long time behind bars.

 

20 Replies to “Special Prosecutors Seek To Indict Texas Attorney General For First Degree Felony Fraud”

  1. I do not care which party they are, if they are dirty they need to be shown no mercy for they have violated the public trust given them. No plea bargaining should be offered. Time to hold all fully accountable, if they are guilty.

  2. To think, these people have the nerve to point their dirty, greedy, money grabbing, lying, deceptive, manipulative, shady, fingers at everybody else and say “woo unto you” when they should be saying “woo unto me.”

  3. There’s even more trouble coming toward Paxton. Glen Maxey plans to go to the TX Bar Association and have Paxton investigated for violating their code of ethics. Maxey’s problem with Paxton occurred when he told officials in TX to refuse to obey the Supreme Ct.’s same-sex marriage decision.

    Here’s the petition Maxey filed against Paxton with the TX State Bar Association~
    http://juanitajean.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Paxton-Complaint.pdf

    http://juanitajean.com/dejected-and-disbarred/

  4. “The pending indictments come at an inopportune time for the Attorney General.”
    Is there an opportune time to be indicted?

  5. How’d you like to bet he rode on the mantra: Getting rid of Scofflaws and Welfare Cheats?

    Irony.

    I propose that ALL Texas politicos be incarcerated immediately upon election or appointment. After all- they’ll end up there anyways, and we just save time.

  6. Yea, but the problem is, THEY NEVER GO TO PRISON FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST THE PEOPLE!! They just PAY OFF the judges I guess. Bout time WE THE PEOPLE TAKE THE JUSTICE IN OUR HANDS AND DISPENSE WHERE AND WHEN NECESSARY!!! They are just like most young people, we have raised 2 generations of people that have NEVER been held accountable for their actions.
    FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION!!! THANK YOU!

  7. Another texass repug “do what I say, but don’t you dare question what I do, because I am so much better than you”.

  8. That well be a cold day in hell, that he well face charges, we’ve been waiting almost 2 years for Rick Perrys indictment to be prosecuted…what the heck they’re both Republicans, Republicans don’t go to jail!!
    Look at Christy, what a bunch

  9. That well be a cold day in hell, that he well face charges, we’ve been waiting almost 2 years for Rick Perrys indictment to be prosecuted…what the heck they’re both Republicans, Republicans don’t go to jail!!
    Look at Christy, what a bunch

  10. LOL what a bunch of fools. I’m getting moderated right out of the conversation.
    Guess Truth has no place here.

    HAHAHAHA
    You mods are a bunch of worthless libs.

  11. You have no truth, you illiterate clown and now go play with your self since we will not be made stupider by your ignorant rants. DUMBASS

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