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COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will move to Houston.

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Last month Judge George Gallagher ruled there had been too much pre-trial publicity to keep the case in Collin County.

On Tuesday, Judge Gallagher moved the trial to Harris County in south Texas.

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“Harris County was selected because the lead counsel for the state and the defense are located there. Harris County also has the facilities to accommodate the trial” a statement from Judge Gallagher read.

A trial date has not been set.

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Paxton is accused of two crimes. The first trial is for failing to register as a securities agent.