David Yates Jun. 13, 2016, 9:52am


HOUSTON - One of the attorneys who helped defend former Gov. Rick Perry against power abuse charges will host a fundraiser for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump later this week.

Houston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee, joined by the Republican National Committee, recently sent out an invitation for the fundraiser slated for June 17. Tickets range from $5,400 to $250,000 per couple.

According to KHOU.com, Buzbee anticipates 400 attendees and says $2 million has already been raised.

Throughout the years, the Record has reported on the litigation pursued by Buzbee, including the $159 million verdict he hauled in last August following a trial over the 2012 Valero refinery fire.

Before Perry ducked out of the 2016 presidential race, Buzbee donated $2,700 to his campaign, campaign finance records show.

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