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Ruling throws indicted Texas AG's case into more uncertainty
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:00:43 PM »
WacoTrib By PAUL J. WEBER 11/21/2018

The fate of the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has faced securities fraud charges since 2015, was thrown into further uncertainty Wednesday after a court ruled against prosecutors who have threatened to quit if they're not paid.

The decision is a victory for Paxton, a Republican, who was re-elected in November and has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he duped investors in a tech startup.

Special prosecutors have previously suggested they would drop the case if they're not paid $200,000 they say they're owed. They had been making an hourly rate of $300, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that prosecutors should have instead been hired under a fixed rate under the law.

Prosecutors issued a statement expressing disappointment over the ruling, but they didn't say whether or not they would remain on the case.

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