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Albuquerque, NM - Thursday afternoon, a Santa Fe grand jury returned an indictment against Marvin Archuleta, a former Catholic priest at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, New Mexico in the 1970s and 1980s, finding probable cause to believe Archuleta committed two first-degree felonies, criminal sexual penetration of a child under thirteen and kidnapping.

Albuquerque, NM - "As Attorney General of a border state, I am appalled that the Executive Branch would manufacture an 'emergency' related to border wall funds, and I will continue to aggressively enforce and defend the rule of law, as I have previously by defending DACA recipients and combatting Trump's efforts to separate children from their families."

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced new legislation aimed at increasing transparency in government, and reducing access barriers to New Mexico’s citizens and members of the press in their pursuit of public information. HB 26 would limit the amount that public agencies can charge the public following a request for public records. HB 29 would require that organizations who exist solely to provide funds or property to government agencies be subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and a coalition of 31 Attorneys General sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the commission to maintain and strengthen its Identity Theft Rules, which were originally adopted in November 2007.

Please see the attached document relating to the investigation into finances at the University of New Mexico.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the successful prosecution of Edward Boysel who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income and unlawfully receiving state benefits.

Santa Fe, NM – Please see the below statement from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, following the passing of Representative Henry "Kiki" Saavedra: "Chairman Saavedra was a compassionate and strong leader that will greatly be missed. He taught my generation of legislative leaders to always be optimistic and civil in the communities we serve. He served all people in New Mexico as a statesman and a veteran of the U.S. Air National Guard. My thoughts are with his family."

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a settlement of $209.2 million dollars against Walgreens over their fraudulent dispensing of insulin pens around the nation. New Mexico is joined by the United States, the District of Columbia, and all other 49 states in settling allegations against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens). The agreement in principle resolves allegations that Walgreens knowingly engaged in fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Walgreens operates the largest retail pharmacy chain in the U.S., with 8,309 locations across all 50 states.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he and 45 other Attorneys General reached a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Depuy claimed the devices were much more reliable than they actually were. Contrary to DePuy’s claims of reliability, these hip implants were found to fail at rates more than eight times higher than rates advertised.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a major court victory, as a judge in New York rejected a proposal that would have required proof of citizenship for all individuals completing the 2020 census. This proposal was initiated by the Trump administration in 2018.

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Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert in response to a new scam hitting New Mexico that threatens a ‘criminal lawsuit’ by the IRS if the caller’s message is not returned. The digitized voice in the recording claims to be Officer Edward Jonathon calling from the legal department of the Internal Revenue Service and leaves a call back number along with his threats.

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...