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Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for illegal business practices in opening unauthorized accounts in the name of thousands of New Mexicans.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas secured a guilty plea from a nursing home office manager at rehabilitation center, who stole thousands of dollars from elderly patients who suffered from dementia.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he has filed a motion seeking lead plaintiff status in securities litigation against Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") to recover approximately $4 million in losses suffered by...

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 22 state attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Department of State take immediate action to remove from several websites downloadable plans for 3D-printed guns that were illegally posted online.

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued this statement regarding the University of New Mexico’s violation of the Open Meetings Act: “The University of New Mexico must be transparent when deciding to cut vital student scholarships and must follow the law by redoing this process in a legal and fair manner to ensure accountability to our community and students.”

Albuquerque, NM — Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the House Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities. Too often, anonymous shell corporations allow criminals to launder money without accountability.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition today of 21 attorneys general urging U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to withdraw from a settlement that would allow a company to post plans online to print plastic guns using 3-D printers, writing that these actions recklessly disregard public safety.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas obtained a guilty verdict after a week-long jury trial for the brutal 2017 murder of Aaron Sieben. A jury found Ameer Muhammad guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed robbery.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas, in partnership with education leaders from around the state, announced training dates for the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office’s Back to School Human Trafficking Awareness and Incident Tool Response Training for School Personnel. This training will help educators identify signs of possible human trafficking, and provide recommendations for how to respond to concerns about potential human trafficking cases.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the murder convictions in a case argued on appeal by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. Jordan Hurd is convicted of the willful and deliberate murders of Wesley Hobbs and his daughter Amanda Hobbs, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and was sentenced by a trial court to life in prison for each of the murder charges.

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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...

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