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Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement this afternoon.

Las Cruces—Today, the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General announced the completion of their review of the investigation conducted by the New Mexico State Police in reference to an incident which occurred on December 23rd, 2014, involving former Las Cruces Police Officers Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido.

Santa Fe, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas and 30 other state attorneys general today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies — Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC. Under the settlement, the credit reporting agencies have agreed to pay New Mexico $103,000 and to make a number of changes to their business practices to benefit consumers.

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day.

Santa Fe, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, all 50 States and the District of Columbia in a complaint charging four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers.

Portales, NM - Another man charged with possession of child pornography was convicted today by a Portales, New Mexico jury. As with other convicted New Mexico child pornographers, Robert Hawkins faced only a fraction of the charges prosecutors believed they should be able to sustain and faces only a fraction of the criminal sentence prosecutors believe is appropriate, given the magnitude of the crimes documented by investigators.

Santa Fe, NM - Attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General are traveling throughout New Mexico for the remainder of the year, offering free training sessions on Sunshine Laws designed to help government agencies and municipalities better understand the requirements of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) and its Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement today regarding the Kari Brandenburg investigation.

Santa Fe, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division - along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the national Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Communications Commission - reached settlements with Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”) and Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon”).

Santa Fe,, NM – This afternoon, the Office of the Attorney General along with a coalition of environmental organizations (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Amigos Bravos, Caballo Concerned Citizens, Lea County Concerned Citizens, Mesquite Community Action Committee, Rio Valle Concerned Citizens), the Dairy Industry Group for a Clean Environment, and the New Mexico Environment Department have reached an agreement on proposed changes to the Dairy Rule, a rule passed by the state Water Quality Control Commission that governs protection of ground water from dairy operations.

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