GOP Texas AG To Face Fraud Trial In His Home County

The Texas Tribune reports:

A panel of three justices ruled Thursday that the trial for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s felony fraud charges should be in Collin County — where he lives — instead of Harris County, after a yearslong back-and-forth over where his criminal case should be heard.

The suit has loomed over Paxton for nearly his entire time as attorney general, including during his narrow reelection in 2018. If convicted, Paxton could face up to 99 years in prison.

The case was originally to be in Collin County, but prosecutors argued that having the trial there would be unfair because of Paxton’s political ties in that region. Paxton represented Collin County in the Texas Legislature for years, and now his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, represents the region.

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