Where Texas AG's Securities Fraud Case Stands After 5 Years

By Michelle Casady (April 21, 2020, 8:59 PM EDT) -- It was five years ago this week when two high-profile Houston criminal defense attorneys were sworn in as special prosecutors to investigate a complaint accusing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of violating state securities laws.

After Paxton was formally accused in an August 2015 felony indictment of failing to inform those he recruited to invest in a technology company that he would be paid a commission, the case became mired by contentious fights over venue and prosecutor pay, appeals, Hurricane Harvey and, most recently, a pandemic. But the charges remain before a Harris County District Court judge.

Judge Robert Johnson must...

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