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Santa Fe, NM–New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced he joined a bipartisan coalition of 28 attorneys general from around the nation in sending a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to revise its proposed debt collection rule and place the interests of consumers over those of debt collectors.

Albuquerque, NM–In response to the news that Senator Carlos Cisneros passed away, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement: "I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Carlos Cisneros, who was a champion of New Mexican families, particularly for our rural communities. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

Albuquerque, NM–Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs issued the following statements and risk advisory to all New Mexicans in response to increased reporting about the rise of so called “DIY rape kits,” which are set to be sold commercially by MeToo Kits Company, based in New York City, and the New Jersey-based The Preserve Group. Attorney General Balderas issued the advisory because of the extremely dangerous suggestion by any commercial entity that survivors of sexual assault should personally administer evidence-collection kits as a substitute for a professional forensic exam.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Edward Boysel, who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income and unlawfully receiving state benefits, will be spending four years in the Department of Corrections.

Albuquerque, NM---Today, Attorney General Balderas took yet another step in holding accountable those responsible for New Mexico's opioid epidemic. In a lawsuit filed today, Attorney General Balderas brought action against the Sackler family for masterminding illegal and deceptive practices which caused millions of pills to come flooding into New Mexico. These eight members of the billionaire Sackler Family have owned and controlled Purdue for decades. Until recently, the Sacklers controlled a majority of the seats on the company's board and used the company to execute illegal and deadly schemes which helped lead New Mexico and the rest of the nation into the epidemic we are currently facing, all the while paying themselves billions.

Santa Fe, NM---AG Balderas announced today that he, along with 49 other Attorneys General, is investigating Google's overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers and creates a barrier to access to free digital markets.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas, in coordination with Seventh Judicial District Attorney Clint Wellborn, Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Socorro County Sheriff’s Office, Region V Drug Task Force, Region IV Probation and Parole, Portales Police Department, and Clovis Police Department, conducted phase I of Operation Steel Net. This operation was a coordinated law-enforcement effort to find and arrest violent offenders with outstanding warrants in rural and urban communities in Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Socorro County. This operation is a result of months worth of intelligence gathering, analysis, and coordination with local law enforcement to execute Operation Steel Net on September 4 – 5, 2019. This operation resulted in 23 successful arrests of violent criminals wanted by the Court.

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas, joining a coalition of 20 attorneys general led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, today called on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide immediate answers regarding the status and oversight of the federal government’s medical deferred action program. For years, medical deferred action has allowed immigrants to apply to remain in the United States if they are in extreme medical need. USCIS has long overseen and managed this program, but last week, without warning, USCIS informed applicants in denial letters that the agency is no longer overseeing the program. The Trump Administration has since failed to issue any formal directive or guidance on the new process for reviewing medical deferred action requests, including what federal agency is overseeing the program, and the coalition is demanding answers.

Albuquerque, NM—In response to the news that Justice Charles Daniels passed away, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of Justice Charles Daniels. He was a champion of fairness and equality in our judicial system, and the State of New Mexico benefited greatly from his service. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Albuquerque, NM---Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general from around the country in defending the states’ vital ability to enforce state and federal consumer protection laws against student loan servicers. In an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the attorneys general argue that the case brought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against student loan servicer Navient for exploiting student loan borrowers should be permitted to go forward in the federal courts.

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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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