Texas AG Fraud Case In Limbo After Prosecutor Pay Ruling
By Michelle Casady (June 19, 2019, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The prosecutors in a felony securities fraud case against the Texas attorney general couldn't convince a Texas appeals court to reconsider its ruling that they can't be paid $300 an hour for their work, leaving observers to wonder whether they will make good on a threat to withdraw from the case.
Texas' highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, sided with Collin County in November and held that the special prosecutors — private practice attorneys appointed to handle the case after a local district attorney recused himself — couldn't be paid the hourly rate for their work, because the trial court-approved...
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