BREAKING: AG Charges NM Secretary of State Duran With Converting Campaign Funds to Personal Use

From the Albuquerque Journal:

The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas today filed a 64-count criminal complaint against Secretary of State Dianna Duran in state district court.

The complaint alleges fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, tampering with public records and other crimes. It says Duran converted campaign contributions to her own use.

According to the complaint, the investigation started with a tip about Duran’s personal bank account, where numerous cash deposits were made.

It says money was shifted between her personal and campaign accounts, behavior that “often culminates in large debits for cash expenditures occurring at casinos” throughout the state.