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AG Ken Paxton strikes plea deal to resolve 2015 securities fraud charges

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and prosecutors have agreed to dismiss almost 9-year-old criminal charges if the Republican state official completes community supervision and pays $300,000 in restitution. Terms of the plea agreement, announced Tuesday in a pretrial hearing, also include 100 hours of community service and 15 hours of legal education classes focused on ethics. Paxton was to face trial on April 15 on three felony counts, including two charges of securities fraud. If Paxton, who was in the courtroom Tuesday, completes the terms of the arrangement,...

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