Corruption investigation into Texas AG Ken Paxton's shifting to Washington
Days after Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton reached a settlement with whistleblowers who reported him to law enforcement for possible corruption, federal prosecutors in Texas were removed from an ongoing investigation into the allegations.
The Texas attorneys are handing over the case to the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, according to state prosecutors handling a separate securities fraud case against Paxton, Brian Wice and Kent Schaffer. The division prosecutes allegations of official misconduct against elected leaders at the local, state and federal level.
Paxton's former top deputies have accused him of...