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Thu Jul 2, 2015, 02:51 PM

Attorney General Paxton could face first-degree felony case

Living in Texas can be fun. The person who is suppose to enforce the laws has admitted to a felony and may soon be indicted http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/ken-paxton-felony-fraud-case/29593211/

The criminal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has taken a more serious turn, with special prosecutors now planning to present a first-degree felony securities fraud case against him to a Collin County grand jury, News 8 has learned.

Special prosecutor Kent Schaffer told News 8 Wednesday afternoon that the Texas Rangers uncovered new evidence during the investigation that led to the securities fraud allegations against the sitting attorney general.

"The Rangers went out to investigate one thing, and they came back with information on something else," Schaffer told News 8. "It's turned into something different than when they started."

Schaffer, a Houston criminal defense attorney, said the securities fraud allegations involve amounts well in excess of $100,000. He declined to comment specifics of the fraud allegations.
This is the same idiot who told county clerks to violate the law and not issue marriage certificates in the hope that pro bono attorneys would defend them

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Reply Attorney General Paxton could face first-degree felony case (Original post)
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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 03:08 PM

1. Come to the Bay State

here in Massachusetts we had three house speakers in a row get indicted for corruption....state politics can be a real hoot, especially in a one party state where everybody covers each other's asses....the feds had to step in and indict our speakers as the internal state investigations found no evidence of wrongdoing (imagine that one party investigating itself found nothing wrong!)....

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Response to nolens volens (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 03:28 PM

2. Texas elected this idiot after he confessed to the State Securities Board to violating the law

It was common knowledge that Paxton was a crook during the 2014 election and well before the election, Paxton had confessed to the State Securities Board for conduct that is a felony http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/02/us-usa-texas-paxton-idUSKCN0PC1VS20150702

When Paxton was in the legislature, he was hired to seek clients by an investment firm called Mowery Capital Management, which is facing allegations from the State Securities Board of defrauding investors.

The Texas State Securities Board in May 2014 found that Paxton was not properly registered as an investment advisor in his work with the firm. It reprimanded him and fined him $1,000.

The special prosecutors, appointed earlier this year, have been looking into possible criminal violations stemming from Paxton's role with the firm and his failure to properly register as an advisor.

A first-degree felony conviction in Texas can result in 5 to 99 years in prison.
It was well known that this idiot was headed to jail and the tea party voters elected him with this knowledge

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 03:37 PM

3. Ouch

we did elect a dead guy once, but only once....I feel your pain...there's no chance to ever underestimate the apathy of the average electorate.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:49 PM

30. For This Thread

Jesse Jackson Jr. was elected by liberals AFTER he was sent to the nuthouse. Marion Barry was an established CRACKHEAD and elected by liberals.

Ooh...ooh...Ray Nagin!

And how about Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel!

And lets not forget about the best Democrat Candidate ever, shall we? Remember Mr. Alvin Greene? This dude WON his Democrat primary. You should be so proud.



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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 04:36 PM

5. Do you have more info?

If he was already fined 1k, shouldn't it be over?

I hate the guy. I wish Perry the fool stayed, Abbott resigned and Paxton ended up in jail.

But none of that happened.

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Response to metroins (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 02:54 PM

7. Reactions heated after securities fraud allegation against Paxton

Here are some more facts http://www.khou.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/03/reactions-heated-after-securities-fraud-allegation-against-paxton/29665379/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

But even McDonald wasn't expecting news that special prosecutors plan to seek a first-degree felony indictment for securities fraud. News 8 broke the story Wednesday evening.

Special prosecutor Kent Schaffer told News 8 in an interview that the Texas Rangers have uncovered new evidence supporting the charge. He has said the alleged security fraud is well in excess of $100,000.

The penalty range for a first-degree felony is anywhere from five years to life in prison. Probation is also an option.

Special prosecutors plan to begin presenting evidence to a grand jury later this month....

The involvement of the Texas Rangers "also gives this investigation an increased or a very high degree of credibility, said Victor Vital, a former prosecutor and defense attorneys specializing in white collar crimes.

While the details of the alleged security fraud have not been detailed, Vital says securities fraud typically involves failing to "say something you weren't supposed to say" or making a "misrepresentation" of some type of investment, such as a stock or securities transaction.

The allegations of criminal misconduct have arisen out of Paxton's connections to a friend's McKinney investment firm, Mowery Capital Management or MCM.

MCM paid Paxton fees for the clients who signed on with the investment firm. Specifically, the firm agreed to pay Paxton 30 percent of the assets management fees. Paxton has acknowledged that he did not tell those he solicited for MCM that he was being paid to do so.

"They were working in the same building," McDonald said. "I think it was convenient for them to work together. When Paxton had legal clients, he's admitted to this that he just sent them down the hall because Mowery Capital employees were friends of his. Well that's fine, but he had to tell those clients when he sent them down the hall and made an investment that part of that money came down the hall to Ken Paxton's pocket."
The Texas Rangers are actually very good on some white collar issues.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 07:07 PM

6. Can You Die of Schadenfreude Overdose?

Here is some more on this story from Juanita Jean http://juanitajean.com/can-you-die-of-schadenfreude-overdose/

This would not be near as much fun if —-

—Paxton was not the most arrogant man among highly arrogant men. Honey, he can strut sitting down.

— Paxton had not advised county clerks in Texas to violate the order of the Supreme Court in gay marriage.

— Paxton had not led a life of larceny.

— Paxton had not won with straight Republican voting, defeating one of the most ethical lawyers in Texas.

— Y’all, he’s just a jerk.

So, if he’s indicted on a first degree felony, that could mean life in prison. That’s not gonna be pleasant in Texas. Stinky Dwayne still holds a grudge against lawyers since his last divorce.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 06:08 PM

8. Paxton should have the book thrown at him, be expelled from his position, and be replaced by his

Democratic opponent who, as noted, is one of the most ethical lawyers in Texas.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 04:57 PM

10. Glenn Maxey is also trying to get Paxton disbarred

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 08:30 PM

9. the AG of Texas does not enforce laws

the AG handles civil-court-case matters

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 05:06 PM

11. Can't wait

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2015, 10:25 PM

12. APNewsBreak: Texas AG figures in federal securities probe

The feds are now investigating Paxton. It is very difficult or impossible to defend against both a civil investigation by the SEC and a criminal investigation by the DOJ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e4952da1c5f34e12944ae6e298eb69b6/apnewsbreak-texas-ag-figures-federal-securities-probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors.

Paxton owns at least 10,000 shares in Servergy Inc., a company based in his hometown of McKinney. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began investigating Servergy in 2013 after receiving complaints, according to federal court records reviewed by The Associated Press. The records show Paxton's name was singled out as a search term to satisfy an SEC demand for documents and Paxton's law firm email address was among a lengthy list of Servergy contacts searched as part of the SEC's investigation.

Special prosecutors overseeing the Paxton investigation have said they will ask a grand jury meeting in Collin County to indict the state's top attorney for first-degree felony securities fraud in a case stemming from his solicitation of investment clients several years ago while in private practice. The prosecutors have also indicated they may present charges involving a separate but undisclosed matter against the Republican who succeeded now-Gov. Greg Abbott as the state's top law enforcement officer.

Both the SEC and special prosecutors declined comment. Paxton attorney Joe Kendall, asked about his client's role with Servergy, said only, "Grand jury proceedings are supposed to be secret to protect innocent people's reputations. I think it is inappropriate to make any comment at this time about anything."

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:02 PM

13. Grand Jury Looming, Paxton Assails Prosecutors

This idiot is now getting worried http://www.texastribune.org/2015/07/28/grand-jury-looming-paxtons-team-and-prosecutors-sp/

A grand jury will soon decide whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton should be indicted for securities fraud, but the battle for public opinion is already kicking into high gear.

A Collin County grand jury is expected to begin hearing evidence against Paxton soon. It remains unclear when the grand jury will start meeting, but local media on Tuesday spotted special prosecutors assigned to the case entering a Collin County courthouse with the Texas Rangers, who have been looking into Paxton's self-admitted violation of the state securities law last year.

In recent days, Paxton spokesman Anthony Holm has sharpened his criticism of the process, arguing that meddling by an outside lawyer has rendered impartiality "impossible." Holm has also criticized the special prosecutors, Houston attorneys Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice, as loose-lipped publicity hounds who lack the experience to handle such a high-profile prosecution.

"Normally, seasoned prosecutors are appointed to aid investigations," Holm wrote in an op-ed for the Austin American-Statesman published Monday. "Instead, these two defense lawyers have built incredibly lucrative practices defending people charged with crimes, including drug and child sex crimes — the very type of criminal Attorney General Paxton tries to put in prison. One wonders about the impartiality of the appointed special prosecutors when their trade is defending those charged with the most heinous of crimes."
Brian Wice is one of the attorneys who got Tom DeLay off and is a strong attorney. Paxton needs to worry

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 09:04 PM

14. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted, Sources Say

The facts underlying these indictments were all known prior to the 2014 elections and the GOP voters elected this idiot anyway http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Texas-Attorney-General-Ken-Paxton-Indicted-Sources-Say-320384181.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on three charges by a grand jury in Collin County, two people close to the case told NBC 5 on Saturday.

The indictments were issued on Tuesday and immediately sealed, the sources said, adding they are set to be unsealed as early as Monday in Collin County.

A Tarrant County judge has been appointed to hear the case, the sources said.

Anthony Holm, a spokesman for Paxton, could not immediately be reached for comment.

With help from the Texas Rangers, the grand jury and two special prosecutors have been investigating whether Paxton committed a securities crime by acting as a broker without being licensed.

Paxton admitted to the Texas securities board last year that he was not registered when he solicited clients for a friend, investment broker Frederick "Fritz" Mowery, who paid Paxton a fee.
One of the special prosecutors, Brian Wice, was one of the attorneys who got DeLay off

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 04:37 PM

15. From the Texas Democratic Party

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 08:17 PM

16. And Yet Holder has never faced Justice yet

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 10:21 PM

17. Having trouble staying on topic?

There is ADD medicine for that.

This topic is about Paxton.

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Response to metroins (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 10:52 PM

18. someone haz a sad

On Sun Aug 2, 2015, 10:44 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

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Explanation: Nope. B3A is the worst offender of deflecting and distracting from the original point. He routinely looks like a flaming fool and he is so lacking in self awareness he doesn't see it. He is a big reason why DI sucks.
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Response to Shredded Hedly (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 10:58 PM

19. wow.

Well thank you and thank you to the 6 jurists for being reasonable.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 01:43 PM

21. For what? Defending voting rights?

The only crime that Holder is guilty of is defending voting rights which is upsetting to conservatives

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 06:10 PM

28. Out of curiosity, for what? Representing and selling

his soul to some of the most disreputable people and corporations on the planet? For not doing his job and prosecuting the Wall Street thieves and scammers? For not doing one damn thing about trigger happy cops? What?

I'd like to see the guy's ass in a sling, but I don't see it in his future.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 01:40 PM

20. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton booked on fraud charges

Paxton turned himself in http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Attorney-general-may-surrender-today-on-fraud-6421373.php

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday in Collin County on three felony charges, just days after news broke a grand jury indicted him for breaking state securities laws.

The indictments were scheduled to be unsealed Monday afternoon, and are expected to confirm earlier reports that the first-term attorney general now faces two counts of first-degree securities fraud and one count of third-degree securities fraud.

Paxton, who had his mugshot and fingerprints taken in his home county Monday morning, does not need to resign as the legal process continues. A Tarrant County judge has been named to hear the case, which is expected to head to trial.

Paxton is accused of encouraging people, including current and former members of the Legislature, to invest more than $600,000 in a McKinney-based technology company called Servergy without telling them he was making a commission.
I am wondering if this is Paxton's mug shot

Ever since Tom DeLay, Texas republicans have been doing really dumb mug shots

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:07 PM

22. Paxton's mug shot

I have received a couple of e-mails with Paxton's mug shot and here is another confirmation http://crooksandliars.com/2015/08/mugshot-texas-attorney-general-surrenders

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 08:26 PM

29. The dissociation between his left side and right side facial features

may be an indicator of mental illness.

Other than that, he looks like a perfectly charming repug, I mean guy.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:11 PM

23. He gets to stay in his job for now, anyway. He really should step down. NT

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 07:44 PM

24. Republican leadership silent on Paxton indictment

The Texas GOP leadership is very silent on Paxton's indictments http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Republican-leadership-silent-on-Paxton-indictment-6420411.php

With a member of their leadership inner-circle apparently headed to surrender on charges from a felony indictment, Texas' Republican leaders on Sunday continued their radio silence on the reported indictment of Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Paxton, who was elected as part of a conservative GOP sweep that put Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick into office, will reportedly surrender in Collin County Monday on felony charges stemming from an alleged investment scheme.

Paxton remained unavailable for comment Sunday, though his political spokesman earlier said the investigation of a private business deal that occurred before he was elected is politically motivated.

On Saturday, after reports of the indictment surfaced, Joe Kendall, a former federal judge who is Paxton's attorney, said Paxton's team would have no comment because the judge overseeing the case has instructed both sides to refrain from making public statements.

"We are honoring the judge's instructions," he said.

Neither Abbott nor Patrick, who both championed ethics during the campaign and in the legislative session earlier this year, has commented on Paxton's predicament. Aides to both continued to insist Sunday that no official confirmation of the indictment has been made, even though it has been widely reported by news outlets — and was confirmed to the New York Times by one of two special prosecutors.
Everyone in Texas knew at the time of the Nov. 2014 election that Paxton was a crook. The GOP leadership took no steps to replace Paxton on the ballot and they are stuck with him

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 10:43 PM

25. Carnival Cruz issues a statement on Paxton

Paxton won the GOP primary due to Carnival Cruz

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2015, 06:26 PM

26. This is amusing

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:51 PM

27. Paxton needs to resign

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