August 16, 2022

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A Texas Area candidate and police officer subsidized by means of former President Donald Trump and best Texas Republicans has been indicted on a fee of impersonating a public servant, in line with government.

Dallas police stated Friday that Frederick Frazier was once put on administrative depart after the dept was once notified {that a} Collin County grand jury indicted him. Impersonating a public servant is a third-degree legal.

Frazier became himself in to the Richardson prison Friday and posted bond, stated Teddy Yoshida, a spokesperson for the Richardson Police Division.

It’s unclear what the particular allegations towards Frazier are, and a spokesperson for the Collin County district legal professional’s administrative center was once now not in an instant to be had for remark.

Responding to the indictment, Frazier’s marketing campaign blamed his Republican number one runoff opponent, Paul Chabot, who had instructed Frazier posed as a town code compliance officer to get Chabot’s marketing campaign indicators taken down at a Walmart. In a remark, Frazier’s marketing campaign stated Chabot, who has run for administrative center more than one instances earlier than, is “looking to overturn the result of that election by means of mentioning trumped lawsuits to legislation enforcement and attesting earlier than a grand jury.”

“Frederick Frazier is having a look ahead to having the chance to shield himself in court docket, the place we’re assured jurors will see thru Chabot’s lies in the similar approach that citizens have 5 instances earlier than,” the remark stated.

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John Thomas, Chabot’s guide, issued a remark on Frazier’s indictment:

“An impartial grand jury was once empaneled and decided that Mr. Frazier dedicated more than one felonies. In truth, it was once the Rangers and the McKinney PD who exposed the felonies. Frazier’s mendacity and deceit is aware of no limits. He dedicated crimes and refuses to fess up. He’s a shame to himself and to those that break of day a badge in legislation enforcement. Paul Chabot calls for Frazier have one shred of decency and in an instant drop out of the race as it is an important that each a Republican and candidate with integrity constitute the folks of the 61st district.”

Frazier simply received the Republican number one runoff ultimate month for Area District 61, an open seat in Collin County that leans Republican. A well known suggest for legislation enforcement in Austin, Frazier had the backing of Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Area Speaker Dade Phelan. The Democratic nominee within the race is Sheena King.

All the way through the runoff, Chabot spoke out in regards to the alleged robbery of dozens of his marketing campaign indicators. In a single incident, Chabot stated a Walmart retailer supervisor informed him any individual claiming to paintings for town code compliance got here in and informed the shop to take down Chabot’s indicators as a result of they have been illegally positioned. Chabot stated he reported that to the police.

The Texas Rangers in the long run seemed into his claims. Chabot later bought a document from the Rangers thru a public data request that stated the company investigated Frazier in February for “alleged prison violations … of Impersonating a Public Servant and probably comparable Robbery.”

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On the time, Frazier’s marketing campaign guide, Craig Murphy, stated his candidate denied any wrongdoing and referred to as Chabot’s claims “frivolous.”

Texas Scorecard and Steven Monacelli, a contract journalist who broadly coated the marketing campaign signal controversy for Rolling Stone, have been a number of the first to document Friday that Frazier were indicted.


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This newsletter initially seemed in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/24/texas-house-candidate-indicted/.

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