Texas Justices Slash Hourly Pay For Paxton Prosecutors

Law360 (November 21, 2018, 11:17 AM EST) -- Prosecutors bringing a felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton were paid an excessive amount for their work by a trial judge who did not follow a fee schedule approved by the county, the highest criminal court in Texas found Wednesday in a split ruling.

The highest criminal court in Texas shot down arguments Wednesday that a trio of prosecutors bringing a felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should be paid $300 an hour. Paxton, shown here in June 2017, has pled not guilty to the charges against him. (AP) The Court of Criminal...

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