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Right moves, pushes Texas attorney general’s criminal proceedings

FILE – In this July 29, 2015, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a hearing in Austin, Texas. On the edge of the bring of Paxton, a process on the crime of securities fraud at the expense of the government if prosecutors are threatening to bail out of the case, unless they get paid. Paxton, a real estate agent and state legislator before being elected attorney general two years ago, was indicted for allegedly send investors in a technology startup in 2011 without disclosing that he was paid by the company. The trial is scheduled to begin on May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/eric gay, File)

(Associated Press)

AUSTIN, Texas – A judge is postponing the criminal case of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and is moving the case of the Republican place of residence.

The decision Thursday comes a month before Paxton was scheduled to face a jury on the crime of securities fraud charges. He is accused of steering investors in the direction of a tech startup, without that he was paid by the company.

State District Judge George Gallagher is not exactly a new trial date.

The delay comes after prosecutors threatened to stop the case about not being paid. They say they are owed more than $200,000 and have not been paid, more than a year. That money is tied up in court after a Paxton supporter called on the assembly of the legal costs footed by the taxpayer.

Paxton has pleaded not guilty.

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