Mugshot! Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment
Credit: Collin County Jail
August 3, 2015

UPDATE: Why his mugshot doesn't feature a white towel.

The man who's more concerned about gay people getting married of course has his own issues. Paxton surrendered and was booked his morning:

MCKINNEY -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton surrendered at the Collin County Jail Monday morning on three felony indictments.

Paxton walked in the front door of the county jail to briefly be fingerprinted, photographed and booked.

[...] Paxton faces three criminal charges – two first-degree felonies for securities fraud and a third-degree felony for failing to register with the state to sell securities.

Paxton is accused of having defrauded two individuals of more than $100,000. He does not have to resign while he fights the charges.

The securities fraud indictments are related to Servergy, a McKinney-based company that has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The failure to register charge is connected to Paxton's friend and campaign donor Fritz Mowery, a McKinney investment advisor, to whom Paxton referred clients without telling them that he'd been getting hefty commissions.

The first-degree securities fraud indictments carry a potential penalty of up 99 years in prison. The third-degree charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

If convicted, Paxton would lose his law license and have to step down as a top state official.

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