Texas Judge In AG Fraud Case Faces Conduct Complaint

By Michelle Casady (January 21, 2016, 3:53 PM EST) -- A Texas resident has filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct alleging state District Judge Chris Oldner, who presided over the grand jury indictments of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, broke the rules when he spoke publicly about the case.

In the Jan. 11 complaint, Collin County resident Aaron Harris cites comments Judge Oldner made in an exclusive interview with Dallas news outlet WFAA-TV after he had recused himself. Harris said Judge Oldner "disparaged the defense" and falsely accused the defense of using improper tactics to obtain statements.  Harris also told the commission that after making the comments,...

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