The Texas attorney general’s office announced Tuesday that it is conducting an investigation into a law office that billed the ex-boyfriend of an ex who filed for divorce after they were together, The Dallas Morning News reported.
A spokesperson for the office told The News that the investigation is ongoing and that no charges have been filed.
“We are very concerned about this,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s very concerning, and it’s also very concerning that this happened in the first place.”
The law office billed the attorney for representation and legal services for “any legal matters,” according to a statement obtained by the News.
A representative for the Texas attorney-general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“The Texas attorney is committed to transparency, and we will continue to work with all parties in this matter,” a spokesperson for attorney general Greg Abbott told The Dallas News.
The attorney general has a law practice, which was not affected by the investigation, but he did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations.
The case is not the first time that an ex has been involved in an office’s billing practices.
A Texas attorney had previously been under fire for not telling his client that his ex-wife had filed for bankruptcy because of her alleged abuse of alcohol and drugs.
A former assistant attorney general also had to apologize for a billing error after her office billed her ex-husband for his legal services, which resulted in him being terminated from his job.