The Office of the Texas Attorney General

Thomas Lee Scott | Photo: The Office of the Texas Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 31 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Thomas Lee Scott, 58, of Lorena, a town near Waco, on two counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison per charge.

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Jeremy Luke Adler | Photo: Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 29 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Waco Independent School District teacher Jeremy Luke Adler, 37, of Woodway, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterparts from 49 other states and the District of Columbia announced a $13.5 million settlement Dec. 21 with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) over alleged off-label marketing and deceptive claims about four of its prescription drugs: Micardis®, Aggrenox®, Atrovent®, and Combivent®.

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David Ray Gardner | Photo: The Office of the Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a statement Nov. 27 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested David Ray Gardner, 57, of Brady, last week on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a second settlement on Aug. 7 concerning an antitrust investigation into an illegal group boycott in the dental supply market, according to a statement from his office.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 26 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Roberto Cruz-Lara, 57, of Waco, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Cruz-Lara could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton voiced his disappointment July 19 after a federal judge sided with a group of Texas inmates who sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) over summer heat conditions at the Wallace Pack Unit northwest of Houston.

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Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of the Texas attorney general’s office arrested four men in Gregg County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during a sting operation this week, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a release.

The CEU collaborated with the Arlington Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Longview Police Department on the operation. The suspects were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Gregg County Jail without incident.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 18 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 55-year-old Joe Lawrence Islas, of Round Rock, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

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Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement on the shooting of a first responder in Dallas and the stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus on May 1:

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