Ex-Secretary of State Indicted for Fraud
By Scott Sandlin
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 16:21
Former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, Democratic Party consultant Armando Gutierrez and lobbyists Elizabeth and Joseph Carl Kupfer were indicted Wednesday on 50 counts each of conspiracy, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering over $100,000 and other charges for alleged acts occurring from 2004 through 2006.
The four, who are named in separate indictments filed Wednesday afternoon in Bernalillo County District court, also are charged with making or permitting false public vouchers, making or taking kickbacks and tampering with evidence. The evidence-tampering charge stems from a “memorandum” back-dated to Sept. 2, 2004, “fabricated” with the intent of avoiding prosecution, the indictments say.
The charges were filed after a grand jury worked into the night Monday and Tuesday hearing evidence from witnesses called by prosecutors at the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office as well as from Vigil-Giron herself.
The charges relate to the office’s use of federal election monies under the Help America Vote Act.
You think this will make the main stream media?
I wouldn't hold your breath, because these crooks have a "D" beside their names.