Texas AG Calls Securities Pleadings 'Bombastic,' Sarcastic

By Kat Greene (November 19, 2015, 8:39 PM EST) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday said that the prosecutors bringing felony securities charges against him were using "bombastic and diversionary pleadings" laced with sarcasm and fiction to disguise flaws in the indictments against the state's top lawyer.

In his latest volley in an attempt to quash three felony charges alleging that he misled investors and failed to register as an investment adviser, Paxton contended that the prosecutors bringing the case against him were trying to hide weaknesses in their indictments — including that a Collin County district judge violated grand jury secrecy — with drama and "fictional analogies" rather...

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