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Las Cruces, NM - As part of his commitment to combat human trafficking, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today the award of $1.5 million in federal grant funding to combat human trafficking in New Mexico.

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Attorney General Balderas and attorneys general from 36 states plus the District of Columbia sent a letter to the leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (S. 524/HR 953).

Clovis, NM - On September 23, 2015, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction with the Curry County Sheriff's Office, the Clovis Police department and Homeland Security Investigations, worked hand in hand to investigate and arrest Jeremy Bowerman, 36, for attempted Human Trafficking and other felony charges.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and 27 other attorneys general initiated a multistate investigation into allegations that Volkswagen altered emissions software on their diesel vehicles to produce favorable test results.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas gave the New Mexico Legislature’s Courts, Corrections and & Justice Interim Committee an update on the state of Criminal Affairs. Below are Attorney General Balderas’ remarks as prepared for delivery.

Santa Fe, NM - Today, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, Attorney General Hector Balderas added suicide prevention to the list of topics covered in educational trainings offered across the state by the Office of the Attorney General.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, an Albuquerque jury found Adam Kerns guilty of Child Solicitation by an Electronic Communication Device (child 13-16)(appears for meet), a third degree felony offense.

Albuquerque, NM - This afternoon, Thomas Dolphus was sentenced by Judge Nakamura in the Second Judicial District Court to 13.5 years of incarceration followed by a period of 5-20 years indeterminate probation and parole. Dolphus was convicted of two counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Manufacture) and one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession) after a bench trial in May 2015.

The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas is actively searching for relatives of past Attorneys General to be included in the unveiling of a photo gallery honoring AGs serving from 1846 to present.

Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement regarding his formal review of the Albuquerque Public Schools safety breach: "I am very concerned about the allegations that safety protocols were breached at APS, I've decided to initiate a safety assessment of the matter, and I will be communicating with the district today."