Judge Moving Ken Paxton Securities Fraud Case Out Of Collin County

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The securities fraud trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won’t be starting on May 1st, and it won’t be in Collin County.

On Thursday, Judge George Gallagher moved the criminal case against Paxton out of Collin County. In the ruling, the judge says the court will transfer the venue to, “an appropriate adjoining district to be determined at a later date.”

The judge is also delaying the start of the trial. The ruling states, “the court will reset a trial date upon determination of the county of venue.”

Paxton is accused of misleading investors, a first degree felony, and failing to register with the state as a financial adviser, a third degree felony.

In both cases, the alleged wrongdoing took place before Paxton was elected as Attorney General in November 2014.

In court on Wednesday, Judge Gallagher says he’s concerned about a fundraiser back in December of 2013 that was held at the home of a man who is now among those suing Collin County to stop paying special prosecutors.

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