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.
Española, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas commented on chairing the upcoming meeting of the Law Enforcement Academy board.
Albuquerque, NM – Yesterday afternoon in Bernalillo County District Court, after a two day trial, the Honorable Judith Nakamura found Thomas Dolphus guilty of one (1) count of possessing visual medium of sexual exploitation of children under 18 years of age, and two (2) counts of manufacturing visual medium of sexual exploitation of children under 18 years of age.
Santa Fe, NM – This morning, the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas delivered a letter to the Public Regulation Commission regarding its upcoming action on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft.
Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement today in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.