AG Paxton’s Office

AG Paxton’s Office, Jefferson County DA Bob Wortham Obtain Conviction,  60-Year Prison Sentence in Sex Trafficking Case Involving Women and Underage Victims 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – As a result of a joint effort by his office and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a jury found Johnny Ray Matlock guilty on charges of continuous trafficking of persons, a first-degree felony. Matlock waived his right to appeal and accepted a 60-year prison sentence, which is the equivalent of a life sentence in Texas. Attorney General Paxton’s Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime section, led […]

AG Paxton’s Office, Travis County DA Margaret Moore Obtain Conviction, 40-Year Prison Sentence in  Sex Trafficking Case Involving a 14-Year-Old Victim

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Resulting from a joint effort by his office, the Travis County District Attorney’s office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a Travis County District Court sentenced Kedrick Nelms, 28, to 40 years in prison for sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl. On June 20, a Travis County jury found Nelms guilty of trafficking of persons and of compelling prostitution of a minor, both first-degree felonies. Nelms […]

AG Paxton’s Office, FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses. Operation Main Street resulted in a total of 24 actions nationwide against individuals or companies accused of ripping off small businesses. The collaborative effort included participation by […]

AG Paxton’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice Defend Texas’ Redistricting Maps at the U.S. Supreme Court

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller and a top lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) after they presented powerful oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Texas’ redistricting maps. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 congrssional districts (27 and 35) and multiple state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings […]