Daily Archives: August 20, 2009

Former New Mexico Secretary of State indicted

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron served three four-year terms as Secretary of State. She was elected in 1986, 1998, and 2002. She is a Democrat. She made some rulings that were hostile to minor parties, with specific incidents related to the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. On August 19, an indictment was made public, charging Vigil-Giron with fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, attempts to evade or defeat tax, making/permitting false public vouchers, soliciting/receiving an illegal kickback, offering/paying an illegal kickback, and tampering with evidence. [read more]