Texas AG To Fight Securities Fraud Charges In Appeals Court

By Michelle Casady (January 4, 2016, 6:20 PM EST) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be appealing a lower court's refusal to toss felony securities charges against him and is seeking to limit how much his prosecutors are being paid, according to documents he has filed in state district court in Texas.

In filings separate from his Dec. 31 notice of appeal, the embattled attorney general objected to the special prosecutors' pay, alleging there exists a secret agreement between District Court Judge Scott Becker and Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice, whom he appointed as attorneys pro tem, to be paid in excess of what Collin County rules allow.

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