Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General obtained a temporary restraining order and injunction against a New Mexico attorney, Joshua R. Simms, and a group of non-attorneys who operate a mortgage assistance relief business which operates under the name "Praedium Preservation." The Attorney General alleged that Praedium Preservation took advantage of and profited from consumers in financial distress who are trying to avoid a foreclosure on their homes.
Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement after the tragic death of Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez:
“All of New Mexico stands with the Chavez family, the Hatch Police Department...
Santa Fe, NM – This morning, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed public comments in support of the Facebook data center with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The Office of the Attorney General is charged with representing New Mexico and its residential and small business ratepayers.
Below is the text of the Attorney General’s filing:
Attorney General Hector Balderas submits these public comments...
Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit issued a Safety Advisory regarding Pokémon GO to all New Mexico law enforcement agency partners and the public. Pokémon GO is entertaining for our children, however, our children forget about the reality of this world, and how dangerous it can be. Pokémon GO is a lot of fun and has its benefits (e.g. exercise, being outside), but there are a multitude of things that can go wrong while playing.
Santa Fe, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced a $100 million settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. for fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR. This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. Among the entities that stand to benefit from the settlement are the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico and the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board.
Santa Fe, NM – Tomorrow, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) will be holding a public hearing to consider the Application of New Mexico Public Service Company (PNM) regarding approval of a Special Services Contract and Advice Notice for a potential new customer, Facebook, Inc. If approved the proposal would put New Mexico in the running with Utah for consideration of Facebook's next data center.
Santa Fe, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced a $1,028,000 settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies (“Cephalon”) for New Mexico consumers and the State. The settlement ends a multistate investigation into anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon to protect the monopoly profits it earned from its landmark wakefulness drug, Provigil. That conduct delayed generic versions of Provigil from entering the market for several years.
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.