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AG Ken Paxton to be tried in criminal court in May

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 54, will be tried in criminal court on state securities fraud charges on May 1, 2017.

The schedule for Paxton’s trial coincides with the busiest month in Texas’ political season. May is the last month when state legislators can pass or kill bills, and it is shortly before politicians announce they will be campaigning for the next election season. Paxton is facing charges of two counts of felony securities fraud and one count of failing to register with the state as an investment adviser, charges that carry a potential prison sentence of 99 years and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Paxton’s legal team is optimistic that they will win this case. Lawyer Dan Cogdell said, “I’m delighted to get this thing to trial and I’m confident that the right verdict’s going to happen and the general will be acquitted. We can’t wait to get to trial.”

The effects of a criminal conviction can leave serious marks on your reputation, personal, and professional life. It is essential to acquire the legal representation of our attorneys at Ian Inglis Attorney at Law if you have the misfortune of being accused of a crime in Austin or another area in Texas. Call our offices today at (512) 472-1950 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.

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