DALLAS, Texas – A man who is the lead attorney for Texas is now in hot water.
Last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three felonies.
According to KXAS, one of those felonies was for soliciting clients for investment deals without being registered as a broker. Paxton admitted to the charge and paid a fine to the Texas Securities Board.
The other two charges accuse Paxton of steering investors to a McKinney company.
On Monday, he turned himself in at the Collin County Jail.
Now, critics are calling for him to resign.
“Under the circumstances, which include the fact that he is our top lawyer for the state, he needs to resign,” said Carol Donovan, with the Dallas County Democratic Party. “Though he is innocent until proven guilty, he’s now trying to go forward to enforce the laws, and yet he’s been accused and indicted, in fact, of not obeying the law.”
However, not everyone believes he needs to leave office.
“I don’t think he should step down,” said Jonathan Neerman, a former Dallas County Republican Party Chairman. “I think he’s innocent until proven guilty. And I don’t think this will affect the day-to-day workings of the Attorney General’s office.”