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Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Praises Heroic Actions of Celina Firefighter
“I am so proud of Andrew Needum and his courageous response during an unfathomable air crisis,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Although Andrew responded as any trained firefighter would, he acted heroically placing himself in harm’s way to attempt to save the life of a fellow passenger.”

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Happie Hippie Smoke Shop for Selling Illegal Synthetic Drugs
“My office will continue to use all legal means possible to protect Texans and their families from the scourge of synthetic drugs,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As evidenced by the outcome of this latest case, businesses that sell synthetic drugs will be held accountable.”

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
Attorney General Paxton Reaches Settlement with Patterson Companies Over Dental Supply Boycott
“Conspiring with competitors to prevent the emergence of new distribution channels for goods and services is contrary to the free market and violates antitrust laws,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Such interference should not be tolerated in any industry. My office will continue to ensure that companies doing business in Texas have the opportunity to compete in a truly free market.”

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Bell County Doctor for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a 55-year-old doctor from Temple on one count of possession of child pornography. If convicted, John Middlemiss Palmer could spend up to 20 years in federal prison.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McLennan County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Waco man on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. If convicted, Joseph Albert Nickel could face up to 30 years in prison.

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