Texas Attorney General Paxton surrenders after indictment

Texas Attorney General Paxton surrenders after indictment

MCKINNEY, Texas_Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Lawton MacArthur High School graduate, has surrendered to law enforcement after being indicted on two felony counts for security fraud, and one count for failing to register to sell those securities.

According to court documents, Paxton got two men to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to a technology firm, and did not say the firm was paying him to solicit these investments. That happened three years ago while he was serving the state legislature.

While Paxton drove up to Collin County Jail yesterday to be booked and then later released, Texas democrats called for the attorney general to resign. The people gathered at the county jail chanted "Ken must go." But one woman a part from the crowd says she was praying for Paxton.

Paxton has some ties to Lawton. He spent his junior and senior year at MacArthur High School when his family moved here more than 30 years ago.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement yesterday saying, "As a former judge, I recognize this is the first step in a lengthy process and will respect that process as it moves forward."

A trial is likely to begin in a year.