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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Accused of Bribery by Top Aides

  • Aides also accuse Paxton of abuse of office and other offenses
  • Aides sent letter to AG’s director of human resources
Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Top aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of bribery, improper influence and other potential criminal offenses, according to a letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman.

Seven aides reported a potential violation of law by Paxton in his official capacity, to “an appropriate law enforcement authority,” according to an Oct. 1 letter to the Office of Attorney General’s director of human resources. The seven signatories of the letter, which doesn’t outline the offenses, said they had knowledge of facts relevant to the offenses and provided statements to law enforcement.