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Criminal Justice/Prosecution

Paxton’s Cold Case and Miss­ing Per­sons Unit Hosts Sem­i­nar Sup­port­ing Law Enforce­ment Agen­cies in Solv­ing Cases

The Texas Attorney General’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit is hosting a free seminar for law enforcement agencies across the state titled “Investigating Cold Cases in 2022: DNA, Genealogy, Cell Phone Location Analytics, and Other Resources” on October 5 and 6.

October 06, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Signs Mul­ti­state Let­ter Urg­ing Joe Biden to Declare Fen­tanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Attorney General Paxton has signed a multistate letter led by Florida and Connecticut requesting the Biden Administration designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.  

September 16, 2022 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

The Law Enforcement Round Up is comprised of important arrests made statewide from the Child Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Medicaid Fraud Control, and Fugitive Apprehension Units.

September 15, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Defense Divi­sion Wins Major Tri­al in Case that Went Up to U.S. Supreme Court

A jury sided with a law enforcement officer represented by Attorney General Paxton’s Law Enforcement Defense Division in a case that went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 09, 2022 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Crim­i­nal Pros­e­cu­tion Tri­al Team Secures Life Sen­tence for Sex Offend­er Who Shot Deputy in the Face

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions trial team secured a guilty verdict this week against a man who committed Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

August 11, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces Guilty Ver­dict in Fred­die Smith Cap­i­tal Mur­der Trial

Attorney General Paxton is pleased to announce on June 30, 2022, after six hours of deliberations, a jury returned a capital murder guilty verdict in the case of State v. Freddie Lee Smith. 

July 07, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

The law enforcement round up highlights important arrests made with the assistance of the Child Exploitation, Human Trafficking, and Fugitive Apprehension units in April.

May 12, 2022 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

The law enforcement round up highlights important arrests from the Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation, and Fugitive Apprehension units.

April 19, 2022 | Press Release

Texas Cou­ple Con­vict­ed of $1 Mil­lion Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted a Texas couple, Lindell King and Ynedra Diggs, for a $1 million Medicare fraud scheme.

April 18, 2022 | Noteworthy

Top 10 Texas Most Want­ed Fugi­tive Arrested

James Mark Bishop, a top 10 Texas Most Wanted Fugitive, was arrested in Medford, Oregon on March 28, 2022, for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact, for offenses alleged to have occurred in Texas. 

April 08, 2022 | Press Release