After Latest Setback, Taxpayer Vows to Continue Fight Against Attorneys Prosecuting Ken Paxton

AUSTIN - A Dallas judge on Friday yet again sided with the lawyers prosecuting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a protracted legal battle over their paychecks, but the man behind the lawsuit promises to keep fighting.Jeffory Blackard, a real estate investor responsible for McKinney's Adriatica Village development, says Collin County taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the six-figure bill for the prosecution of Paxton, who was indicted in 2015 for felony fraud. He's spent the last year suing, unsuccessfully, to keep the three lawyers handling the case against Paxton from getting paid, and on Friday he suffered his latest set back.Dallas County Judge Mark Greenberg denied Blackard's request for a temporary restraining order, which would have forced the Collin County Commissioners Court not to pay the prosecutors' latest bill. The commissioners are meeting Monday to take a vote.  Continue reading...

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