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Albuquerque, NM – Today, the Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit and sought a temporary restraining order against a New Mexico attorney, Johsua R. Simms, and a group of non-attorneys, who the Attorney General alleges take advantage of consumers in financial distress and who are trying to avoid a foreclosure on their homes. The non-attorneys often did business under the name "Praedium Preservation" and that business was headed by Mukthiar S. Khalsa.

Carlisle Barracks, PA – This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Lt. Col. Thomas Gonzales, New Mexico National Guard Joint Counterdrug Coordinator, participated in the United States Army War College's 11th Annual Commandant's National Security program: "Strategic Leadership for Global Challenges to National Security." This intensive program brings together a wide variety of strategic leaders to discuss the most significant public safety challenges facing the nation. The program ran from July 18 - 21, 2016.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to warn New Mexico businesses and the public about a new phishing scheme. The scammers are sending emails to businesses claiming to be with the Office of the Attorney General and claiming that there has been a complaint filed against the business. The business owners are then asked to click a link to see the “complaint” and that they have ten days to respond. The Office of Attorney General will not, and does not, send emails like the ones being used in this scam which hit New Mexico this week.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to inform the public of unjust, misleading, or deceptive business practices, and to inform and guide the public on other issues of interest. Consumer Alerts are not legal advice, legal authority, or binding legal opinions by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. Please see below for the latest scam impacting New Mexico and how to protect yourself.

Albuquerque, NM – Hoy, Procurador General Héctor Balderas emitió una Alerta de Estafa para informar al público de prácticas de negocio injustas, confusas, o engañosas, y para informar y guiar al público sobre otros asuntos de interés. Alertas al Consumidor no son consejo legal, autoridad legal, u opiniones legales vinculantes de parte de La Oficina del Procurador General de Nuevo México. Por favor lea lo siguiente sobre la última estafa impactando a Nuevo México y cómo protegerse.

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the four day preliminary hearing regarding Senator Phil Griego came to a close and Judge Brett R. Loveless issued his ruling. Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response: “Today, the Office of the Attorney General concluded its arguments in the preliminary hearing of former Senator Phil Griego

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...

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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...