AG Balderas, DA Luce Announce Indictment Of Man For 2017 Murder Of Roswell Woman

Albuquerque, NM–This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Fifth Judicial District Attorney Dianna Luce announced that their offices secured an indictment against Castulo Michael Aragon on counts of First-Degree Murder and three counts of Tampering with Evidence for the 2017 murder of Maria Elena Tilton Aragon in Roswell.

AG Balderas Leads 10 States And The District Of Columbia In Opposing EPA’s Illegal Pesticide Reviews

AG Balderas Leads 10 States And The District Of Columbia In Opposing EPA’s Illegal Pesticide Reviews   

The States Say EPA’s Pesticide Evaluation Plans with Respect to Endangered Species Violate the Heart of the Endangered Species Act.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, blasting the agency’s apparent attempt to violate the Endangered Species Act in its rollback of pesticide review requirements meant to prevent harm to federally endangered species. New Mexico and nine other states, plus the District of Columbia, are urging EPA to withdraw its ill-conceived rollback.

Attorney General Balderas Sues President Trump Challenging Department of Homeland Securities’ Attempt to Impose “Public Charge” Rule

Attorney General Balderas Sues President Trump Challenging Department of Homeland Securities’ Attempt to Impose “Public Charge” Rule 

New rule would make families and children ineligible to receive food, health care and shelter assistance.

Santa Fe, NM— On Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas and 13 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge” rule that target immigrants and their families. Under the changes, if an immigrant who is legally in the country uses benefits to which he or she is entitled ― such as food assistance to feed their U.S. citizen children or housing assistance ― even for a short time, the federal government may revoke their legal status, or even deport them.

Attorney General Balderas Seeks to Intervene in Second Census Challenge Lawsuit

Attorney General Balderas Seeks to Intervene in Second Census Challenge Lawsuit

New Mexico to Intervene as Defendant in Alabama Census Case to Ensure Every Person is Counted.

Albuquerque, NM—On Monday, Attorney General Balderas joined a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, six cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors — in opposing the State of Alabama’s attempt to refuse counting every individual in the 2020 decennial census.

Attorney General/District Attorney Task Force Secures Indictment of Former Miss New Mexico Executive Director for Fraud, Embezzlement, Racketeering, & Tax Evasion

Attorney General/District Attorney Task Force Secures Indictment of Former Miss New Mexico Executive Director for Fraud, Embezzlement, Racketeering, & Tax Evasion

 Albuquerque, NM–Attorney General Hector Balderas and District Attorney Andrea Reeb today announced that a Roosevelt County Grand Jury indicted former Miss New Mexico Executive Director Greg Smith on charges that he stole money from the organization, funds which were designated for participant scholarships. The Grand Jury indicted Smith on 18 felony charges of embezzlement, fraud, racketeering, tax evasion, and issuing worthless checks.

AG Balderas Charges Albuquerque Nurse Practitioner Alleged To Have Caused The Death Of Three Patients By Overprescribing Opioids

AG Balderas Charges Albuquerque Nurse Practitioner Alleged To Have Caused The Death Of Three Patients By Overprescribing Opioids

Albuquerque, N.M. – Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed charges against Andrei V. Marchenko on nine felony charges including Medicaid Fraud Resulting in Death, Involuntary Manslaughter, Medicaid Fraud Resulting in Physical Harm and Medicaid Fraud in Excess of $2,500. The Defendant allegedly defrauded the State’s Medicaid program and overprescribed opioids to his patients, which ultimately led to three deaths and two overdoses.