3 years after his indictments, Texas Attorney General Paxton's criminal cases could be delayed after the top court issued a decision on Thanksgiving eve.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals invalidated the compensation paid to the prosecutors pursuing charges against Paxton. They should have been paid a fixed, not hourly, rate, the court ruled, adding a six-figure invoice they submitted for their work on the case need not be paid. Prosecutors threatened to step down if they lost this fight, forcing the state to look for new attorneys. The decision does not absolve Paxton of the indictments, that he duped friends to invest in a questionable McKinney technology firm. But it does threaten to derail the prosecution. and will effect Texas counties pay their public defenders.
for full story, see STAND BY YOUR MAN, in October Texas Observer