Texas’s Paxton Must Face Criminal Securities-Fraud Trial

  • Attorney General’s lawyers will seek reconsideration at court
  • Paxton accused of luring investors without disclosing conflict

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the Supreme Court on June 9, 2016, in Washington.

Photographer: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must face a criminal jury on state securities fraud charges even though a federal judge last week tossed out similar claims made by U.S. securities regulators. The state’s highest criminal appeals court refused Wednesday to review Paxton’s bid to dismiss the charges without a trial.

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