Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert to warn New Mexicans about a dangerous new scam preying on New Mexicans who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
“Do not pay Ocwen mortgage payments by Moneygram in response to 'Making Home Affordable' offer letters or calls,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “This is a scam and if you receive one of these letters or calls please contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General at 505-222-9100.”
Albuquerque, NM - For-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices, and forgive more than $632,000 in loans for approximately 553 New Mexico former students, through a qui tam settlement with Attorney General Hector Balderas and a group of state attorneys general.
Carlsbad, NM – Today, the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Fifth Judicial District Judge Lisa B. Riley sentenced Dallas Hnulik to 12 years incarceration, suspending 4 years of the total possible sentence, for the murder of Brandy Capps, age 32, who was found dead in her vehicle in Artesia five years ago. The Office of the Attorney General prosecuted the case and a Carlsbad jury found Hnulik guilty of second degree murder in July of this year.
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Balderas released the following statement today:
"On Veterans Day it is not enough to just thank our veterans, but we must take action by supporting and advocating for our veterans. Today, the Office of the Attorney General delivered to our partner New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers the first truckload of donations from around the state. The Office of the Attorney General will continue to collect donations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Las Vegas and Santa Fe through the end of November for homeless and transitioning veterans. We owe a great debt to New Mexico veterans."
Carlsbad, NM – Tonight, a Carlsbad jury found Curtis Jones has committed the delinquent act of first degree child abuse resulting in death for the 2004 murder of a 20 month-old baby girl. The Office of the Attorney General tried the decade-old case and Jones now faces a possible 18 years of incarceration subsequent to an amenability hearing because Jones was 17 years-old when he committed the offense.
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney General is conducting a bedding, household items and cleaning supplies drive for New Mexico’s homeless and transitioning veterans. The Office of the Attorney General is partnering with the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers for the drive. Donations of bedding, household items and cleaning supplies will be accepted through the end of November. Donations can be dropped off at any Office of the Attorney General or Veterans Integration Centers location in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe.
Santa Fe, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas met with tribal leaders from across New Mexico including Acoma, Fort Sill Apache, Jemez, Jicarilla Apache, Laguna, Ohkay Owingeh, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos, Tesuque and Zia.
Santa Fe, NM – Due to an influx of scam calls into southern New Mexico, the Santa Fe area, Clovis area and Lordsburg area this morning, Attorney General Balderas has issued a scam alert: IRS imposters are calling using fake names, titles and badge numbers in New Mexico. They may know the last four digits of your Social Security Number, may have caller ID information that appears to be the IRS calling, they may send bogus e-mails to you, and they may call back numerous times claiming to be from the police or from the department of motor vehicles with caller ID again appearing to be from these agencies.
Albuquerque, NM – Today, a Bernalillo County jury found Juan Santos Torres guilty of one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children by Possession despite the defendant possessing numerous videos of children being sexually abused. Santos Torres was previously a licensed pediatrician in Pennsylvania and in Texas, and was working on his application for a medical license in New Mexico.
Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert regarding scammers using the Office of the Attorney General’s name to trick consumers. The scammers may know the last four digits of your Social Security Number, may have caller ID information that appears to be a government agency calling, they may send bogus e-mails to you, and they may call back numerous times.