Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pursued perks beyond impeachment allegations, ex-staffers say (AP News)

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    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pursued perks beyond impeachment allegations, ex-staffers say – By Jake Bleiberg and Paul J. Weber (AP News) / Aug 31, 2023

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Unexplained Caribbean and European trips that cost taxpayers more than $90,000. A $600 sports coat paid for by an event organizer. A $45 office Christmas cake taken as his own.

    These are among the perks that Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former employees say he reveled in while using his office in ways that now have him facing a federal criminal investigation and potential ouster over allegations of corruption.

    Paxton’s impeachment trial that starts Tuesday covers years of highly publicized scandal, criminal charges and whistleblower accounts from his inner circle.

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