News » San Antonio News

Texas AG Ken Paxton Can't Accept Out-of-State Donations for Legal Defense


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton - COURTESY
  • Courtesy
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Someone from the Texas Attorney General's Office anonymously asked the Texas Ethics Commission whether that person would be able to accept out-of-state donations for a legal defense if those donors didn't have a case that fell under the AG's jurisdiction or some kind of relationship with the office. 

Who could it be? 

Media outlets across Texas quickly outed the anonymous person as none other than indicted Lone Star State Attorney General Ken Paxton, who faces two felony charges of securities fraud. He's also facing another — unrelated — criminal investigation for a 2004 land deal, the Houston Chronicle reported in January

In a narrow vote, the Texas Ethics Commission voted against allowing someone from the AG's office to accept those donations, the Texas Tribune reported

Paxton has pleaded not guilty to the securities fraud accusations. 

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.