USTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors who have spent nearly two years building a criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on securities fraud charges now want his upcoming trial postponed until they’re paid.

The request Thursday comes amid a protracted battle over more than $200,000 in legal fees that special prosecutors say they’re owed and a Texas court halted after a Paxton supporter sued over the mounting costs.

Jury selection in Paxton’s trial is scheduled for April. He has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of deceiving investors in a tech startup. If convicted, the Republican faces 5 to 99 years in prison.

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