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Is Ken Paxton Arrested? Texas attorney general was indicted on three criminal charges on July 28, 2015. Here’s the recent update.

Ken Paxton is an American lawyer serving as the Attorney General of Texas since January 2015. He is also a politician describing himself as a Tea Party conservative.

He is the 51st Attorney General of Texas, elected on November 4, 2014. Meanwhile, Paxton swore into office on January 5, 2015, and was re-elected to a second term in 2018 and a third term in 2022.

Meanwhile, Paxton’s first major initiative as attorney general was forming a particular unit dedicated to battling human trafficking in Texas. Also, he is focused on protecting Texans and upholding Texas laws and the Constitution. 

Ken Paxton Arrested for Fraud Case

Despite his work, Ken Paxton has been dragged into controversy multiple times. In 2015, Ken was indicted on two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a lesser charge of failing to record with state securities controllers. 

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Ken Paxton was booked on three felony securities fraud charges. ( Source: KPBS )

Ken, who said the charges against him were politically motivated, petitioned the charges. So, charges were brought against Ken in state court and federal court. 

The federal charges, got by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, were discharged by a federal judge in March 2017 after being conditionally dismissed in October 2016.

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Is Ken Paxton Still In Jail? Case Update

Ken Paxton was arrested after he turned himself in on August 3, 2015, at the Collin County jail. Paxton was booked and released. His attorney told reporters he would follow the judge’s instructions not to comment publicly.

Paxton, who faces 5 to 99 years in jail if convicted, has pleaded not guilty. Ken’s attorneys point out that he invoked his right to a speedy trial and blame the holdup on special prosecutors, who have spent years in a lengthy battle over how much they’re getting settled and where the case should be tried.

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Ken Paxton at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2011. ( Source: N.B.C. News )

Meanwhile, Paxton is not in jail. We can find him active on Twitter, where he is registered as @KenPaxtonTX and has gained more than 230k followers.

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How Much Is Ken Paxton Net Worth In [current-years]?

Ken Paxton has earned a massive amount of money from his profession as an attorney and politician. Various online sources have reported that Paxton has a net worth in the six figures.

In the United States of America, the average salary of an attorney is $96286 per year. So, we can say that Ken has earned more than that as he has been active in this field for a long time.

Ken Paxton Wife: A Look at His Married Life and Children

Ken Paxton is a married man with a wife named Angela Paxton. They have been married for a long time and are blessed with four children: Tucker Paxton, Katie Paxton, Abby Paxton, and Madison Paxton.

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Ken Paxton and his wife Angela Paxton together in a frame. ( Source: Dallas Morning News )

Not to mention, Paxton’s wife is also an American politician who has represented District 8 in the Texas Senate since 2019. She also worked as a guidance counselor at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas.

In the same way, she also won her state senate seat, in 2018, by defeating Phillip Huffines in the primary and Democrat Mark Phariss in the general election. 

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