HOUSTON, TX - Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton is slated in criminal court in Houston today, and a judge is expected to weigh when he could stand trial in Harris county. Paxton is faces two first-degree felony securities fraud charges and a third-degree lesser felony charge of failing to register as an insurance adviser with the state. Attorneys argued that Paxton and his influential friends in Collin county where he lives, were tainting the jury pool there.
Paxton was indicted not long after taking office in 2015. He is accused of recruiting investors for a friend's tech company but not telling those clients he was being compensated by that company. Paxton faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted. He's pleaded not guilty.
For today's court day, attorneys for both sides are expected to hash out some issues before trial--possibly even setting a trial date. It was scheduled for earlier in the summer, but a judge delayed it before moving it here to Harris county.
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