United States: Texas Bombshell on Bribe Claims Threatens States’ Google Probe

The multistate investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google is at risk of splintering further after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the probe, was accused by his senior aides of potential crimes, including bribery.

Paxton fired back against the allegations Monday saying that they’re false, came from “rogue employees” and that he won’t step down.

The Democratic Attorneys General Association on Sunday called on Paxton to resign, saying that the allegations by seven top officials from his office threatened their “joint work,” which includes a bipartisan probe into whether Google is violating antitrust laws.

“Any allegation that bribes were accepted demands a serious review of Paxton’s influence and decisions regarding cases and settlements involving his office,” the Democratic group said.

The original full article can be found at bloomberg.com

(Photo: Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune)


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