After being criticized for lying about the House’s impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton, embattled State Rep. Frederick Frazier is being called out for dishonestly whitewashing his legal troubles.

Frazier (R–McKinney) has faced nearly two years of legal battles surrounding an incident in which he impersonated a code compliance officer and ordered a local business to remove his primary opponent’s signs. The indictment on these charges led to his dishonorable discharge from the Dallas Police Department.

Late last year, Frazier pleaded guilty to one count of criminal mischief, a Class C misdemeanor, for vandalizing campaign signs.

Frazier also pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted impersonation of a public servant, a Class A misdemeanor. As part of his plea deal, he was offered deferred adjudication, which means the charges won’t remain on his criminal record. Last month, Frazier was also discharged from his probation. 

That’s not what he’s telling voters, however. 

In an April 26 social media post comparing himself to former President Donald Trump, Frazier announced that the case had been “dismissed.”

A recent article by local news station WFAA says that’s not true:

In a tweet posted on X late last month, Frazier said his case against him had been dismissed. This isn’t quite the case; while Frazier’s probation was discharged and his record will be cleared, he still pleaded no contest to the two Class A misdemeanors for impersonating a public official and also pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, for which he was fined $279, court documents show. 

The cases against him were never dismissed, despite Frazier’s framing of the matter.

Frazier did not respond to a request for comment on WFAA’s depiction.

The piece is the latest instance of Frazier being called out for being dishonest.

Last week, Frazier defended his vote to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton by falsely claiming that Paxton’s office refused to take part in the House’s investigation. Paxton called the assertion “a complete lie.”

Frazier faces a runoff election on May 28 against opponent Keresa Richardson. Early voting begins May 20.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens