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“We are not going away”: Paxton whistleblowers vow to continue legal fight in court

On Monday, the former state employees argued that Paxton has failed to uphold key parts of the settlement agreement, including a $3.3 million payment and a promise to apologize.

From left: Ryan Vassar, Mark Penley and Blake Brickman, whistleblowers in the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton, speak at a press conference in the state Capitol on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. A fourth whistleblower, David Maxwell, was not present but in agreement with remarks.

Whistleblower and former employee of the office of the Texas Attorney General Ryan Vassar stands next to a poster describing the whistleblower act on the agency's website, at a press conference at the Capitol in Austin on Sept. 25, 2023.

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