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Texas A.G. Prevails in Kicking Judge Off His Criminal Case

Lawyers for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have prevailed in getting the judge kicked off his criminal securities fraud case. The highest criminal court in the Lone Star State declined to overturn an intermediate appellate court’s ruling removing Judge George Gallagher and voiding his orders.

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Weird Developments With Special Prosecutors of Texas AG

The prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has taken some weird turns this past week. A court of appeals ordered payments to the special prosecutors stopped, and in an unrelated criminal case, a federal judge removed one of the prosecutors from representing his client, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, because he had a conflict of interest.

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Texas AG Looks Forward to Jury Trial in Criminal Securities Case

The highest criminal court in the Lone Star State has declined to hear the securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. A spokesman for Paxton said that the Attorney General is looking forward to going to trial before a jury.

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Conflicting Witness Statements in Texas Attorney General Case Raise Serious Concerns

A notice filed by special prosecutors in the securities fraud cases against Texas Attorney General Paxton raises potentially exculpatory, as well as damaging evidence. Clint Broden, a lawyer from Dallas who is double-board certified in criminal law told Breitbart Texas, “The notice could be a double-edged sword.”

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Judge Appoints Criminal DA to Investigate Texas Attorney General

HOUSTON, Texas– Houston attorneys Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice were appointed today to serve as Collin County Criminal District Attorneys Pro Tem (Latin for temporary) to “assist in the investigation and, if warranted, the prosecution of Ken Paxton for the securities law complaints currently under investigation by the Texas Rangers.” Texas State District Court Judge Scott J. Becker, Local Administrative Judge for Collin County, Texas made this appointment pursuant to the authority of Article 2.07 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

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Texas District Attorney’s Office Accused of Unlawfully Withholding Defense Evidence

A District Attorney’s Office in Texas is facing multiple accusations of intentionally withholding favorable evidence from defendants, and the accusations could have major impacts on at least two cases. In the first, a former Nueces County prosecutor filed suit against the Nueces County District Attorney in mid-December claiming he was fired for refusing to withhold favorable evidence from the criminal defense. Then, late last month, defense lawyers for Hannah Overton urged visiting Judge Mario Ramirez Jr., of Edinburg, to drop the murder charge because the prosecutor in the 2007 trial intentionally withheld evidence that would have proved Overton’s innocence.