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Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit issued a Safety Advisory in response to Yahoo’s announcement that 500 million of its user accounts were stolen.

Albuquerque, NM - The Albuquerque chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting their annual Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk in honor of suicide awareness month. This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office will participate in the walk in Albuquerque. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and New Mexico currently ranks fifth in the nation for suicide.

Albuquerque, NM - Today, the Office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sent an investigatory letter requesting information to the manufacturer of EpiPen, the brand name of an auto-injector used so that synthetic adrenaline can be administered safely and quickly to treat anaphylaxis caused by a severe allergic reaction. In the past months, the price of EpiPens has risen dramatically, raising alarm that some New Mexico families may not be able to afford this life-saving medication.

On Friday, September 23, at 9:00 a.m., In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Facebook and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host a Boost Your Business seminar in Albuquerque, NM. The seminar is free to the public and aims to teach local small business owners how to optimize their presence and engage customers on the world’s largest social network.

Santa Fe, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas proudly announces his 2016-2017 Outreach campaign, Year of The Student. This newest phase of his office’s ongoing educational campaign encourages New Mexicans of all ages to see themselves as students and invest in learning opportunities that will equip them with the tools they need to make healthy and informed decisions.

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that his office will be holding transition meetings for students affected by ITT Technical Institute's recent closure. Last week, ITT announced that it closed its ITT Technical Institute campuses nationwide, including the Albuquerque location. Attorney General Balderas wants to help New Mexicans learn about their options after the closure. The purpose of these sessions is to educate former ITT students about the circumstances surrounding the closure, possible avenues for discharging their federal student loan debt, as well as to provide information about other educational programs that might accept transfer credits from ITT and what actions the Office of the Attorney General may be considering. The Office of the Attorney General will be staffing these transition meetings with attorneys from its Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, who will be offering a presentation and will be available to field questions from students.

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that his office will be holding transition meetings for students affected by ITT Technical Institute's recent closure. Last week, ITT announced that it closed its ITT Technical Institute campuses nationwide, including the Albuquerque location. Attorney General Balderas wants to help New Mexicans learn about their options after the closure. The purpose of these sessions is to educate former ITT students about the circumstances surrounding the closure, possible avenues for discharging their federal student loan debt, as well as to provide information about other educational programs that might accept transfer credits from ITT and what actions the Office of the Attorney General may be considering. The Office of the Attorney General will be staffing these transition meetings with attorneys from its Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, who will be offering a presentation and will be available to field questions from students.

Albuquerque NM - Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturer Bristol-Meyers Squibb for false and deceptive marketing of the prescription drug Plavix. The complaint alleges that the drug company knew that its drug was ineffective in a percentage of the population and may have increased a patient’s risk of internal bleeding, but the company failed to disclose that to prescribing doctors and the public.

Los Lunas, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to Facebook’s historic announcement for Los Lunas and New Mexico: “This is an exciting opportunity for New Mexico as the Facebook data center will be the most advanced data center in the country, be completely powered by renewable energy, and will create economic growth opportunities for New Mexico families.”

Albuquerque, NM - Today in Second Judicial District Court, Judge Alisa Hadfield sentenced defendant John Darren Meister to ten years in the Department of Corrections for violating probation, followed by two and a half years of supervised probation. During this probationary period, following his release from prison, Meister must continue to make restitution payments to the two victims. In June 2015, Meister pled guilty to felony racketeering, fraud and money laundering. These crimes arose from a series of incidents in 2013 and 2014 where he stole money from two individuals, falsely representing to these victims that their money would be used to invest in various, non-existent businesses.

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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...