Austin, TX – Today, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled a trial court in Collin County exceeded its authority when agreeing to pay special prosecutors more than a county-approved fee schedule. [Houston Chronicle, November 21, 2018]
Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
The Republican Court of Criminal Appeals just shut down resources for the investigation of the Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton who is indicted on felony fraud and out on bond. This comes after Republican state lawmakers told Republican Collin County Commissioners to stop paying for the investigation. In the dictionary, this sort of behavior from the government is called corruption and obstruction of justice. There’s no place for this in Texas.