Ken Paxton

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

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The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Travis County, Jose Angel Negrete Jr was arrested in Austin on March 29. Negrete Jr had an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder issued by the Austin Police Department. During the past week, Negrete Jr allegedly shot and killed two victims, and shot and injured one of the victim’s girlfriend. Negrete Jr was also convicted of Burglary of a Habitation and Evading Arrest with a Vehicle in […]

AG Paxton Announces Hiring of Murtaza Sutarwalla as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the hiring of Murtaza Sutarwalla as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel. “I am honored that Attorney General Ken Paxton has appointed me to serve the State of Texas,” said Murtaza Sutarwalla. “As the son of immigrants, this is what the American Dream can represent for those that work hard, follow the law and love their land.” “Throughout his career, Murtaza has demonstrated his dedication to hard-working Texans, […]

San Antonio Election Fraudster Arrested for Widespread Vote Harvesting and Fraud

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code. Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election. The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of […]

AG Paxton Leads Multistate Coalition in Lawsuit Against Google for Anticompetitive Practices and Deceptive Misrepresentations

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the State of Texas is leading a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multi-trillion-dollar online display advertising industry. Google’s monopolization of online-display advertising includes an anticompetitive agreement with Facebook, making misrepresentations to users and customers, and suppressing competition. The internet […]

AG Paxton Announces Josh Reno as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Josh Reno, a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice. Mr. Reno has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Williamson and Lubbock County and, during his time as a Prosecutor, he built a record of outstanding litigation and was awarded Lubbock County District Attorney’s Prosecutor of the Year in 2010. “I look forward to continuing the great […]

AG Paxton Announces $17.5 Million Settlement with Home Depot Regarding Data Breach

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office, along with the Attorneys General of 45 other States and the District of Columbia have obtained a $17.5 million-dollar settlement against retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. Texas led this settlement alongside Connecticut and Illinois and will collect $ 1,777,440.00.  The breach occurred when hackers gained […]

AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Upholds Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:    “The Fifth Circuit correctly rejected Planned Parenthood’s efforts to prevent Texas from excluding them from the state’s Medicaid program. Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research. Planned Parenthood is not a ‘qualified’ provider […]

AG Paxton’s Child Support Division Sets New Record by Collecting $4.8 Billion for Texas Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division set a new record by collecting more than $4.8 billion in child support for the state fiscal year 2020. The Child Support Division serves over 1.6 million children and surpassed the previous year’s record by ten percent. Texas currently leads the nation in total child support collections – more than 27 other states and territories combined. “I am immensely […]

AG Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Validity of Obamacare

Attorney General Ken Paxton

In the United States Supreme Court, Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins today argued that Obamacare unconstitutionally exceeds Congress’s enumerated powers and should be declared invalid. While the Supreme Court previously upheld the law in 2012 as a valid exercise of Congress’s taxing power, Congress changed the law in 2017 to eliminate its tax provision—so Obamacare is no longer justifiable as a tax. Obamacare now exceeds Congress’s powers because it simply commands Americans to purchase health […]

Limestone County Social Worker Charged With 134 Felony Counts Involving Election Fraud

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Election Fraud Unit assisted the Limestone County Sheriff and District Attorney in charging Kelly Reagan Brunner, a social worker in the Mexia State Supported Living Center (SSLC), with 134 felony counts of purportedly acting as an agent and of election fraud. If convicted, Brunner faces up to 10 years in prison for these offenses. “I strongly commend the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Elections […]