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Albuquerque, NM - Today, as part of Operation Holiday Home Protection, Attorney General Balderas urged homeowners who are struggling to meet their monthly mortgage payments to act quickly to take advantage of a federal program that can help keep them in their home and avoid foreclosure.

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that as chair of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board, he appointed a subcommittee to review current policies and procedures utilized by New Mexico law enforcement agencies when they respond to and investigate officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents.

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Xavier Nelson was arraigned in Bernalillo County District Court on three counts involving the death of 10-year-old Carmen Esmeralda Rivera in November 2016. Last week, the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office secured a grand jury indictment including charges of felony Homicide by Vehicle (Reckless Driving) and misdemeanors Possession of a Controlled Substance and Racing on Highways against Nelson.

Clovis, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that convicted murderer Albert Jose Ramirez will remain in prison after the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division by affirming his murder conviction. Ramirez was found guilty by a Curry County jury for murdering his mother’s boyfriend at her Clovis home in 2007. Ramirez shot the victim multiple times including bullets to the head as the victim lay on the ground.

Albuquerque, NM - Tonight, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement regarding New Mexico House of Representatives leadership:

Albuquerque, NM - Tonight, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement regarding New Mexico Senate leadership:

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled to uphold the first-degree murder conviction of Anthony John Morris in a 25 year-old cold case. The Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division handled the appeal for the State.

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas and 41 other attorneys general yesterday filed an amended antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices. Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, now known as Indivior, is accused of conspiring with MonoSol Rx to switch Suboxone from a tablet version to a film (that dissolves in the mouth) in order to prevent or delay generic alternatives and maintain monopoly profits.

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that a 2nd Judicial District Court jury found Joseph Apodaca guilty of two counts of criminal sexual penetration in the first degree and one count of tampering with evidence following a two week trial.

Las Cruces, NM – This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas and District Attorney Mark D’Antonio announced they will hold a press conference today with Veterans Affairs officials regarding the importance of Veterans Courts in Doña Ana County and New Mexico. Officials will also discuss the results of a recent survey conducted by the VA and Doña Ana County Detention Center, and Attorney General Balderas will discuss expanded resources for New Mexico veterans.

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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...