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The Source: What Does AG Paxton Indictment Mean For Texas?

Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself over Monday to Collins County authorities after being indicted last week for three criminal charges for securities fraud and failing to register as a securities agent. Paxton, who won the Attorney General seat despite widespread knowledge of business misdealings, may still have a future in Texas politics. While there is already enough evidence to disbar him, in Texas, one doesn't have to be an attorney to be  Attorney General. 

What does his indictment mean for the state? What could his future hold?


  • Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor forThe Texas Tribune
  • Cal Jillson, Professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University.
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