New Mexico stays out of opioids settlement with Purdue
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is declining to join a tentative settlement agreement over the role OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid...
New Mexico sues family behind Purdue Pharma over opioids
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing members of the family behind Purdue Pharma, alleging that deceptive practices helped flood the state with...
Retired New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels dies at 76
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say former New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels has died.
Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura issued a statement Sunday on behalf of the state Supreme...
New Mexico official: Retake state land leased to Epstein
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general urged officials Thursday to retake state trust land that had been leased to Jeffrey Epstein's ranch, saying the financier's bid for the...
Xcel to move forward with $900M wind farm in New Mexico
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy says construction on a $900 million wind farm will begin later this year in eastern New Mexico.
The utility announced its plans to go forward with the...
Former New Mexico AD indicted on embezzlement charges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, has been indicted in connection with a lavish 2015 golf trip...
New Mexico leaders outline domestic terrorism legislation
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state legislative leaders and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined proposals Wednesday to write definitions for domestic terrorism into state statutes to bolster...
The Latest: Lawmakers seek reforms on domestic terrorism
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local):
New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorism
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be convening a summit to discuss ways to reduce the risk of domestic terrorist acts in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state commission's decision may reopen New Mexico's private waterways to recreationists.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the New Mexico Game Commission last week...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top New Mexico officials want the U.S. Air Force to immediately begin defining the boundaries of plumes of contamination at two bases in the state and provide alternate...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will receive more than $2 million as part of a settlement between Equifax and the U.S. government over a massive 2017 data breach.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general's office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general wants to change a law that allowed billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in the state, where...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has been asked to review an anti-corruption law used to charge four public officials.
Attorney General Hector Balderas has appealed or...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general is appealing the dismissal of several criminal charges against ex-taxation secretary Demesia Padilla.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a New Mexico high school student with special needs who was hit with a stun gun by a sheriff's deputy is suing.
- The Santa Fe New MexicanAG looking into possible sex crimes at Epstein’s New Mexico ranchJuly 12, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanNew Mexico attorney general agrees to prosecute DWI case against state senatorJuly 10, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanJudge orders recording devices turned over in Demesia Padilla caseJune 8, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanJudge drops 5 misdemeanor counts against PadillaMay 25, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanAttorney General’s Office used hidden camera to record Padilla interviewMay 2, 2019
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy is facing criticism after a video showed him using a stun gun on a high school student with special needs.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Personnel Board has been ordered to reconsider if the 19 employees fired when Attorney General Hector Balderas entered office are entitled to state job...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor is demanding that the U.S. Air Force close a publicly accessible lake at Holloman Air Force Base, saying Thursday the concentration of...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on contamination at U.S. Air Force bases in New Mexico (all times local):
The New Mexico Department of Health is warning people not to...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state treasurer is renewing accusations that past pay raises were not properly approved for the executive director at a state public pension fund.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general says law enforcement agencies must enforce a new law expanding background checks to nearly all private gun sales and that they could be liable...
New Mexico attorney general won’t seek US Senate seat
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that he will not run for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2020, leaving a blank primary slate as other...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general said Monday his office is investigating a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities find work as advocates are suing over...
The Latest: New Mexico lawmakers call for wage review
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the wage investigation of Adelante (all times local):
Six Democratic lawmakers are voicing their concerns about pay disparities among...
New Mexico water boss: ‘We need to protect our water’
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top water official said Wednesday he will team with the attorney general as a legal fight simmers with Texas and the U.S. government over management of the...
New Mexico expands lawsuit centered on opioid crisis
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking a sweeping expansion of its ongoing lawsuit over the opioid crisis by targeting some of the United States' largest drugstore retailers and other...
New Mexico to sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to join other states in suing President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico, the state's Democratic attorney general and governor announced Monday.
Trump says immigrants are invading the country and has declared a national emergency to bypass Congress to use money from the Pentagon and counterdrug efforts to fulfill his promise of completing the border wall.
New Mexico AG: Science will be key in Rio Grande fight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going on offense in a long-running battle with Texas and the U.S. government over management of one of the longest rivers in North America as a team of scientists and experts prepare to spend the next year modeling the flow of the Rio Grande and its relationship to groundwater.
New Mexico AG raises embezzlement allegations against firm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor says his office has discovered "credible evidence" that a nonprofit firm allegedly embezzled money after being put in charge of funds as part of a guardianship case.
Settlement nets $1.8M of debt relief for New Mexico students
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A settlement will provide $1.8 million in debt relief for New Mexico students who were enrolled in certain for-profit schools and online courses.
Attorney General Hector Balderas says more than 700 students in New Mexico are eligible for relief under a multistate settlement with Illinois-based Career Education Corp.
Wells Fargo to pay $7M to New Mexico under settlement
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $7 million to New Mexico to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws.
The state Attorney General's Office says New Mexico is part of a $575 million multistate settlement announced Friday by Wells Fargo in addition to the state settling its own case against the banking giant.
The Latest: Departing New Mexico auditor defends efforts
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a clash in New Mexico between the departing Republican state auditor and leading Democrats (all times local):
Departing Republican New Mexico State Auditor Wayne Johnson says his elected successor is interfering with an inquiry into whether the state attorney general's office followed proper bidding procedures for a public contract awarded to a private law firm.
New Mexico auditor-elect clashes with departing Republican
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat elected as New Mexico state auditor is threatening to investigate the departing Republican state auditor once the transfer of power takes place Jan. 1.
Auditor-elect Brian Colon announced Wednesday in a news release that he will launch an investigation and internal review of conduct by departing State Auditor Wayne Johnson.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Hector Balderas is re-elected as New Mexico attorney general.
2 vie to unseat New Mexico’s incumbent attorney general
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas' bid for a second term has drawn two challengers in the general election vying to run the office that has authority to prosecute criminal and civil cases, enforce state transparency laws and represent the state in litigation.
New Mexico AG decides not to appeal records-law ruling
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will not appeal a court ruling against his office in a lawsuit over the state's open-records law.
Former AD at UNM has credit card records seized in probe
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized the credit card records of former University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs as they search for evidence of possible money laundering, fraud and embezzlement.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday that the state Attorney General's Office served a search warrant on Krebs' credit card company.
New Mexico AG wants new authority in fatal child abuse cases
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas wants new authority from the Legislature to take over child abuse cases resulting in death.
New Mexico prosecutors say lawmaker violated ethics rules
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is accusing a state lawmaker of violating the Legislature's rules of conduct by apparently seeking special treatment when detained by police at a sobriety checkpoint.
The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday said it is asking an ethics committee to review conduct by Republican Rep. Monica Youngblood of Albuquerque during her May arrest for drunken driving.
New Mexico to get $760K under states’ settlement with Uber
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state will receive approximately $760,000 under a $148 million nationwide settlement between 50 states and Uber.
The settlement announced Wednesday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan stems from the ride-hailing company's yearlong delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers about the theft of their personal information.
New Mexico judges reject man’s sex trafficking appeal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of New Mexico judges has rejected a man's appeal of his 2013 conviction in a sex trafficking case.
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Sharoski Jackson knowingly recruited, solicited, enticed, transported or obtained a minor for commercial sexual activity.
In a statement, Attorney General Hector Balderas praised the decision, saying people "who prey on vulnerable children" belong behind bars.
New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy.
The lawsuit filed in federal court late Tuesday comes as data-sharing concerns persist among users.
New Mexico AG critical of rolling back methane rules
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is criticizing the Trump administration's move to roll back rules intended to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations.
Balderas, a Democrat, issued a statement Tuesday after the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed substitute for the Obama-era methane regulations.
Ex-New Mexico senator pleads guilty to embezzlement, perjury
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement and perjury charges for misspending and falsely reporting campaign account activity, lengthening his ongoing stay in prison.
Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that Griego was sentenced to an additional year based on two felony counts of perjury and two felony counts of embezzlement.
The Latest: Perjury plea adds prison time for ex-politician
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a plea agreement by former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego (all times local):
New Mexico's attorney general says former state Sen. Phil Griego has pleaded guilty to felony charges of perjury and embezzlement in connection with the misspending and false reporting of campaign account funds.
New Mexico sues Wells Fargo over unauthorized accounts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Wells Fargo over a scandal in which the financial institution was accused of opening millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts across the nation to meet unrealistic sales quotas, state Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday.