JUST IN: Republican Texas Attorney General Charged With Felony Fraud

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Ken Paxton is not only a homophobic bigot, he’s also a fraudster if the charges put against him turn out to be true. Paxton is well known for his anti-gay positions and his attempts to pass legislation that would allow for the discrimination of the LGBT community. He sells his hatred under the guise of religious freedom, a typical Republican tactic to convince the average voter that to treat everybody equally is going against God.

Paxton is notorious for attempting to block a gay woman’s right to inherit portions of her deceased partner’s estate. Why he would take on that fight is beyond reason. What compels a person who claims to be morally good to attack a widow grieving the death of her spouse is something abhorrent and born from fear and hatred. Instead of shunning this person, the Republicans have held Paxton up as an example of what a good GOP Attorney General should be, and he’s even good friends with Ted Cruz.

Back in 2015, Paxton was indicted by a grand jury on charges of securities fraud and failing to register with the state securities board. He’s accused of misleading investors by encouraging them to invest upwards of $600,000 into a technology company while not informing them he was taking a commission from their investment. He also misrepresented himself as an investor of the company, a big no-no in the eyes of the law. If convicted of the charges, Paxton could face up to 99 years behind bars.

Things are now getting worse for ‘Honest Ken’ as he is once again due in court to face more charges. The Texas Attorney General can add a civil suit to his criminal record as the Securities and Exchange Commission have filed charges against him for fraud. It’s tough to feel bad for the Republican, though. In fact, it’s easy to think of these charges as a mean man getting his just desserts.

Of course, Paxton has denied the allegations. His attorney, Bill Mateja apparently hasn’t read the details of the civil suit yet but tells us his client

‘Vehemently denies’

any wrongdoing and Paxton has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Paxton’s good buddy, slippery lizard man Ted Cruz has not yet weighed in on the allegations put to his friend, but having once described him as

‘A man of principle, a man of integrity, a man of courage and a man of faith’

it would be difficult to imagine the Presidential hopeful would not come out with a huge show of support. Unless of course backing his friend would make him unpopular with voters and influential people amongst his party, then we can expect Cruz to remain silent and try to hide any former connection to the fraudster Attorney General. It’s a shame for Ted that this video is still attached to his YouTube account:

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