Paxton scandal widens with investigation into land flip
LSP detailed Paxton land flip scheme in 2015
News reports have confirmed that two additional criminal prosecutors have been assigned to investigate Ken Paxton’s potentially illegal involvement in a shady Collin County land scheme. The prosecutors will look into a series of transactions that could show Paxton using insider information to personally profit from the exchange and sale of land to Collin County.
The Lone Star Project filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Attorney and with the Collin County Grand Jury detailing Paxton’s involvement in the land scheme on May 12, 2015. A Lone Star Project report on the matter was issued on July 17, 2015. Also, a local Collin County Attorney closely following allegations against Paxton later included the Lone Star Project complaint letter as part of information he sent to officials.
Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle
"Three criminal felony indictments against Ken Paxton may not be enough. Paxton has spent years using his public for his own private financial gain. He is already being prosecuted for swindling other Texans out of their hard earned money. He will now likely face prosecution for a sleazy land deal that cheated all of the taxpayers of Collin County. Paxton has forfeited public trust and is dishonoring the office of Attorney General. It’s time for Ken Paxton to step aside and concentrate on staying out of prison."
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