US Politics Texas AG Ken Paxton swapped political favors for home remodel, job for alleged ‘mistress’

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    The new allegations offer up the most detailed theory to date about why Paxton helped Austin real estate developer Nate Paul even as his top aides balked at his behavior.

    AUSTIN — Four former high ranking agency officials are accusing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of swapping political favors for a donor’s help with a home remodel and a job for his alleged “mistress.”

    The new, more detailed allegations, first reported by The Texas Tribune, were laid out in an updated court filing in a whistleblower lawsuit the former employees filed against Paxton in November. The lawsuit accuses Paxton of repeatedly abusing his position as the state’s top lawyer to help Nate Paul, an Austin real estate developer and campaign donor.

    “That real estate investor was also a major donor to Paxton’s campaign, was assisting Paxton in the remodel of his personal residence, and was the employer of Paxton’s mistress. Plaintiffs reasonably believed Paxton’s bizarre abuse of his office was the result of bribery,” the filing stated, calling Paxton’s actions an “obsessive use of the power of his office.”
    The News reported last year that Paxton personally intervened at least four times on a range of legal matters at his agency that involved or helped Paul since March 2020. Several senior officials objected to Paxton’s actions last fall, reporting him to law enforcement for alleged abuse of office and bribery.

    The FBI is now investigating these claims, according to The Associated Press.


    After reporting Paxton’s alleged crimes, he fired the employees, who he said were disloyal and who he accused of thwarting an active agency investigation. The employees then filed their lawsuit, claiming retaliation.

    If they win their case, the state could be on the hook to pay hundreds of thousands — or even millions — in lost pay and benefits, attorneys fees and damages.

    Paxton also faces unrelated charges of securities fraud dating back to his time as a state legislator, when a fellow Republican lawmaker alleged Paxton duped him and others to invest in a McKinney technology company without disclosing he was being compensated by the firm’s CEO. A Collin County grand jury indicted Paxton on those charges in 2015, months after he was elected attorney general, but he has yet to face trial.

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    Who gives a fuck? I don't live in Texas.
     
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    now let’s do joe biden....
     
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    Don't encourage him. IconLOL.gif
     
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    soooooooo what? Next thread Dan Patrick? We know what we got here.
     
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    Nah, that would be sports related.
     
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    Lt gov of Texas who doesn't like to share bathrooms amongst the pronouns.
     

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