AUSTIN — The state is paying thousands of dollars in salaries and benefits to at least two former high-level staffers in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office who haven’t worked there for over a month.
Charles “Chip” Roy resigned as first assistant attorney general March 9 but remains on the state’s payroll. He received his full month’s salary of $16,220.62 on April 1, according to the state comptroller, and remains on the payroll as an employee of the state even while working a new job for a national political committee…Roy’s resignation was sudden. At the time, Paxton made no mention of any emergency and hired Roy’s replacement the same day. The next day, Roy took a job as executive director of a super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Source: Attorney General Ken Paxton still paying top aides who left agency a month ago DALLAS MORNING NEWS