MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) – The decide overseeing the felony securities fraud expenses towards Texas’ Republican lawyer common says he’ll try and seat a jury with out altering the place the case can be tried.
Particular prosecutors have requested that the proceedings be moved out of Paxton’s residence county, blaming a tainted jury pool.
However the Dallas Morning Information studies that in a pretrial listening to Thursday, Decide George Gallagher stated he deliberate to “at the least attempt to decide on a jury right here.”
Gallagher didn’t problem a proper ruling on the change of venue request, although. Till he does, Paxton is about to face trial in Might within the Dallas suburb of Collin County.
Prosecutors additionally stated that they’d like to carry two, again-to-again trials, one on registration fees and an extended fraud case towards Paxton after that.