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Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced an investigation into Adelante Development Center, a non-profit designed to provide employment opportunities for members of the disability community, after allegations that the organization grossly underpaid employees and kept the profits.

Albuquerque, NM – Please see the below statement from Attorney General Hector Balderas, regarding yesterday’s failure of the Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the grand jury indictment of Pamela Crumpler, CEO of Guardian Angels. Crumpler is indicted on two counts, including 2nd-degree felony Embezzlement (Over $20,000), and 3rd-degree felony Tampering with Evidence.

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas called on the New Mexico Legislature to pass House Bill 488, which would require all New Mexicans to report suspicion of child abuse to the proper authorities for prevention and intervention.

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.

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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...