Texas AG Says Grand Jury Flaws Should Quash Charges

By Jess Krochtengel (November 3, 2015, 12:14 AM EST) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday launched an avalanche of motions aimed at knocking out felony securities fraud charges against him, arguing a state court judge took a series of cumulative actions during grand jury selection that violated his due process rights.

Paxton, who is accused of misleading investors and failing to register as an investment adviser, alleges Collin County District Judge Chris Oldner improperly impaneled the grand jury that indicted him by selecting the panel only from those potential jurors who were "willing to serve." In 10 filings with the court — six motions to quash the three indictments...

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