Dallas Court Voids Six-figure Payment to Ken Paxton Prosecutors

Updated at 10:45 a.m. to include confirmation the prosecutors will appeal.AUSTIN — The prosecutors pursuing charges against Attorney General Ken Paxton haven't been paid in more than a year and a half — and they will continue to wait on a payday.On Monday, the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas voided a $205,000 invoice dating back to January 2016, saying state laws and local rules did not allow the three special prosecutors to be paid the $300-an-hour rate they were promised.The prosecutors' attorney David Feldman confirmed Tuesday he would appeal the court's decision, but declined to comment on whether his clients would step down from the case due to nonpayment."We are delighted," said County Judge Keith Self, who sits on the commissioners court. "All along, Collin County has asked for a ruling by a court and we now have it."  Continue reading...

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