Texas Appellate Panel Stays Paxton Fraud Proceedings

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2017, 9:13 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate panel on Tuesday granted a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay felony securities fraud proceedings against him as he seeks to challenge orders surrounding a change of venue from Collin County to Harris County and prohibit the judge who ordered the venue change from presiding.

On Tuesday Paxton filed petitions with the Court of Appeals in the Fifth District for writ of mandamus and writ of prohibition connected to Tarrant County District Judge George Gallagher’s April 17 order sending the case from Collin County to Harris County. He sought to prohibit Gallagher from presiding over...

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