Collin County Wants Back the Money It Spent on AG Ken Paxton's Prosecution

AUSTIN — Collin County is about to start another fight over the prosecution of indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.Since 2015, the county has been billed more than half a million dollars to prosecute Paxton, who faces securities fraud charges. But fresh off a court win that voided half of those costs, county commissioners now want the rest of their money back.On Monday, the commissioners voted unanimously to sue for the more than $205,000 they paid the special prosecutors in January 2016. They argue that since a Dallas court struck down the prosecutors' hourly fees — ruling they broke local and federal rules — the county should be reimbursed for all that it's spent on the case.  Continue reading...

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