Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Tea Party Republican, is expected to turn himself in as early as Monday for booking on three charges involving suspected securities fraud, Texas media reported.
Paxton will appear for processing and pose for a mug shot in Collin County, near Dallas. The contents of a sealed three-count indictment will also be released, the Dallas Morning News and others reported.
Neither Paxton nor the special prosecutors appointed to the case have commented on the reported indictment. Paxton took his post earlier this year as the state’s top law-enforcement official, pledging a fight against abortion, same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
A grand jury in July heard evidence presented by the prosecutors and the Texas Rangers. It then returned the indictment that includes first-degree felony charges, which can bring up to 99 years in prison.
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