Paxton Case Headed Back To Collin County

FILE - Texas State's Attorney General Ken Paxton (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez File)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s securities fraud case is headed back to North Texas. A Houston judge said today he would defer to another court’s ruling on moving the case to Collin County.

Paxton was indicted in Collin County in 2015 but has never seen a jury due to a fight over jurisdiction. The case was moved to Harris County in 2017 because prosecutors believe they cannot get a fair trial in Collin County which is where Paxton is from. Paxton’s attorneys have argued a previous judge was not authorized to make the change of venue.

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