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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Dallas court halts pay to prosecutors building case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN Collin County must immediately stop paying the three lawyers prosecuting Ken Paxton's criminal fraud case, a Dallas court has said.

The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas on Monday temporarily halted the payments the result of a lawsuit filed against the county and prosecutors by a local taxpayer and will consider a more permanent block probably within the next few weeks. The court's decision could determine the immediate future of the case against Paxton, the first-term attorney general who faces three felony charges of violating state securities laws.

The Collin County Commissioners Court handles the local budget. Its five Republican members were scheduled to vote Monday on the prosecutors' latest bill, which tops $205,000 for a year's worth of work.

Instead, they delayed the vote and any future payments to the prosecutors until the court weighs in. The prosecutors will not stop working in the meantime, their lawyer David Feldman said.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2017/01/30/dallas-court-halts-payments-prosecutors-building-case-texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton

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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 12:01 AM

1. Wow - that is brazen.

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