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AG Paxton: Texas Will Appeal Prison Heat Ruling
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – Austin

“The judge’s ruling downplays the substantial precautions TDCJ already has in place to protect inmates from the summer heat,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars to pay for expensive prison air conditioning systems, which are unnecessary and not constitutionally mandated. We’ll appeal the decision and are confident that TDCJ is already doing what is constitutionally required to adequately safeguard offenders from heat-related illnesses.”

AG Paxton Obtains $25 Million for the State of Texas in Illegal Debt Collecting Suit
Monday, July 17, 2017 – Austin

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management, LLC, Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka, P.C., and Joseph O. Onwuteaka, for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act (ITPA).

OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Austin

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 70-year-old Stephen Gordon Holcomb, of Taylor, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Holcomb could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

AG Paxton Obtains $900,000 Judgment against Developer of Illegal Subdivision
Friday, July 7, 2017 – Austin

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the entry of a $900,000 agreed judgment against Pearland developer Richard J. Burns in connection with his sale of property in an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates.

AG Paxton Praises District Court’s Decision on Campus Carry Lawsuit
Friday, July 7, 2017 – Austin

“The court’s ruling today is the correct outcome,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.”