Santa Fe, NM –Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Governor Susana Martinez announced New Mexico filed a lawsuit in the United States Supreme Court with the State of New Mexico Environment Department to hold the State of Colorado responsible for the downstream contamination of the Animas and San Juan watersheds in New Mexico that was caused by continuing acid mine drainage and the 2015 Gold King Mine massive waste spill. In addition to Colorado’s direct role in the Gold King Mine release...
Albuquerque, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the 2016 Attorney General Community Summit, Protecting Tomorrow, Today, will focus on two themes: Empowering Women and the State of Our Youth.
Keynote speakers include Maria Cardona, CNN Political Analyst, & Amy Ziering, producer of the documentary The Hunting Ground
KOAT’s Nancy Laflin will emcee Empowering Women and KRQE’s Jessica Garate will emcee State of Our Youth.
The two-day summit will bring together experts from around New Mexico and the nation to tackle the toughest issues facing our state. The summit will offer free trainings to the public and breakout sessions for experts in various fields who work to make New Mexico a safer, healthier and more prosperous place. The summit will be held in Old Town at Hotel Albuquerque on June 27th and 28th.
Santa Fe, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that New Mexico residents who purchased electronic books (E-books) can expect to receive account credits or checks on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 as a result of the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. New Mexico consumers are expected to receive over $2.7 million. New Mexico, along with 32 other states, investigated and prosecuted Apple for its participation in the conspiracy to artificially inflate E-book prices. Under a contingent settlement agreement between the states and Apple, a Supreme Court decision triggered Apple’s obligation to pay the maximum consumer compensation amount of $400 million.
Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert regarding phone recordings threatening New Mexicans with federal enforcement action by the U. S. Treasury and appearances before a grand jury or federal magistrate judge. The scam recording tells New Mexicans they must call various phone numbers with out of state area codes. Scams like this one are flooding New Mexico and since May 2, 2016, nearly 700 reports have been made...
Albuquerque, NM – Operation Broken Heart III was a two-month-long coordinated statewide law enforcement sweep. This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces around the country, including the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General ICAC Task Force, launched a two month operation in April called Operation Broken Heart III. The operation was a coordinated effort by law enforcement representing more than 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies...
Attorney General Hector Balderas, U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez, UNM Health Sciences Center Chancellor Dr. Paul B. Roth, experts from health care, law enforcement and nonprofits will discuss Opioid Addiction.
Santa Fe, NM - This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement after the Office of the Attorney General responded to Legislative Council Service’s motion to quash or modify subpoenas:
Santa Fe, NM- Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that on June 6, 2016, the First Judicial District Court entered an order sustaining the Office of the Attorney General’s case against the owners and operators of a New Mexico nursing home chain: Preferred Care and Cathedral Rock. Defendants asked the court to dismiss the Office of the Attorney General’s complaint, challenging the office’s authority to investigate their conduct and attacking the complaint as insufficiently specific. The case is set for trial on April 16, 2018.
Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas will participate in Albuquerque Pride’s Candlelight Vigil to commemorate Pride Month and to honor the people who began the Pride movement in New Mexico and across the country for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) community. The candlelight vigil will begin the 40th annual Albuquerque Pride.
Santa Fe, NM - This morning, New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter and Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Attorney General will assist the Secretary of State's Office in providing additional support to county clerks on Election Day to ensure proper conduct at polling locations around New Mexico. State law provides that upon the request of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall assign investigators or lawyers to aid the Secretary of State on Election Day to maintain consistency and uniformity.