Texas AG Paxton's Securities Fraud Trial Moved To Houston

By Michelle Casady (April 11, 2017, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A Texas judge on Tuesday ordered the felony securities fraud trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton to be moved to Harris County and away from his home turf of Collin County, after prosecutors alleged the jury pool there was tainted, postponing what had been a May 1 trial date.

Hours after State District Judge George Gallagher's decision, Paxton filed a motion for a new judge from Harris County to be appointed in the case, citing Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 31.09, which requires "written consent of the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney and the defendant" in order for a judge...

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