New Judge Assigned To Texas AG Securities Fraud Case

By Michelle Casady (June 13, 2017, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's felony securities fraud case was assigned to a newly elected district judge on Tuesday, a move Paxton's defense team had been pushing for since April, when a different judge presiding over the case ordered it moved south from Paxton's home county to Harris County.

Judge Robert Johnson, of the 177th District Court and one of 22 criminal district court judges in Harris County, was randomly assigned the case Tuesday. Paxton has pled not guilty to charges he violated securities laws by failing to register as an investment adviser and failing to inform those he recruited to...

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