Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AG Paxton: Claim Deadline Set for Metals.com, Tower Equity,  Chase Metals, and Barrick Capital 

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Claim Deadline April 30, 2021 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other state regulators and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, recently filed a joint civil enforcement action against Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, Barrick Capital, and other associated parties for perpetrating a fraudulent precious metals investment scheme. This case allegedly involves 1,600 investors and more than $185 million in customer funds. “My office is fiercely committed to holding fraudsters accountable and pursuing relief and recovery for victims of illegal scams. I will not stand by as […]

AG Paxton: Environmental Protection Division Recoups Over $2.4 Million

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Environmental Protection Division has already recovered a staggering $2.4 million in civil litigation for the 2021 Fiscal Year. In addition, the state receives an annual economic damage payment of over $6 million for the Deepwater Horizon event that will be collected annually through 2033 to remedy that environmental disaster. “I am extremely honored to have a detail-oriented and dedicated team fulfilling their pledge to protect all Texans. The […]

AG Paxton Announces Hiring of Brent Dupre as Director of Law Enforcement

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the hiring of Brent Dupre as the Director of Law Enforcement at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. “Brent Dupre brings years of seasoned experience to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. He has dedicated his life to the mission of safeguarding Texans and enforcing the rule of law,” said Attorney General Paxton. “His commitment to his community and expertise in multiple areas of […]

AG Paxton Sues City of Austin, Mayor of Austin, Travis County, and County Judge for Imposing Unlawful Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for temporary injunction and temporary restraining order in Travis County District Court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. The city and county orders violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-32. Relief in this suit […]

AG Paxton Calls on Texas Supreme Court to Halt Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be asking for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court of Texas later today, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. “The city and county orders clearly violate the governor’s Executive Order No. 32. […]

AG Paxton Urges Third Court of Appeals to Halt Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he filed an appeal in the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which illegally impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. The city and county orders are brazen violations of state law. Read a copy the filing […]

AG Paxton: Recent Texas Relocation Report Shows Californians Top List of Those Flocking to Texas

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released his assessment of the recent Texas Relocation Report, a study by the Texas Association of Realtors. In the report, Texas ranked second among states adding new residents from other states, based on the influx and outflow of people. Leading all states with the number of transplants to Texas was California. In 2015, the number of people leaving California for the Lone Star State was 65,546. “The data in this report […]

AG Paxton Reaches $74K Agreement with San Antonio-Based Business

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today reached an agreement with Joseph Brandon Shirley and Randy Lee Gardner over allegations that their travel service operations violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other Texas statutes. The State alleged that Respondents offered travel promotions that were unavailable in order to get consumers to purchase memberships, misrepresented the savings promised to consumers for services, and refused requests to cancel memberships, among several other complaints. Businesses named in […]

AG Paxton Praises Supreme Court’s Decision to Reinstate Trump Administration’s Travel Ban

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the United States Supreme Court for its decision to allow crucial parts of President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration to take effect. The high court agreed to hear the arguments on the temporary travel ban at the start of the fall term. In the meantime, nonresident aliens applying for visas who have never been to the U.S., or have no family, business or other ties, can be […]

OAG’s Child Support Division Receives Best of Texas Digital Government Award

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  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Support Division of his office received the 2017 award for the Best Mobile/Wireless Project from the Center for Digital Government. The award recognizes the Child Support Division for their work on the Child Support Interactive Mobile Web and Kiosk Project. The project provides parents with mobile friendly access to the Child Support Interactive web portal. Child support kiosks were also implemented as part of […]