THE STORY SO FAR

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Aug. 3, 2015: At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ken Pax­ton is ar­rested, fin­ger­printed and pho­tographed at the county jail in his home­town of McKin­ney on three felony in­dict­ments al­leg­ing se­cu­ri­ties law vi­o­la­tions. Aug. 27, 2015: Pax­ton pleads not guilty. Nov. 2, 2015: Pax­ton seeks to dis­miss the in­dict­ments. Dec. 11, 2015: State Dis­trict Judge Ge­orge Gal­lagher up­holds the charges. Pax­ton later ap­peals. April 11, 2016: U.S. Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion files law­suit ac­cus­ing Pax­ton of se­cu­ri­ties fraud. Oct. 12, 2016: Pax­ton’s fi­nal ap­peal ends af­ter the state’s high­est crim­i­nal court de­clines to dis­miss the charges. March 2, 2017: U.S. judge dis­misses the SEC’s law­suit against Pax­ton. Thurs­day: Gal­lagher agrees to pros­e­cu­tion re­quest to move Pax­ton trial out of Collin County, re­jects lat­est Pax­ton bid to dis­miss charges.

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