New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has released the following statement regarding Dianna Duran:
“I am pleased that Dianna Duran has resigned from office and plead guilty to felony embezzlement, money laundering, and violations of the Campaign Reporting Act. Dianna Duran’s admission of guilt will allow the State of New Mexico to move forward. Ms. Duran must pay restitution to victims and under the terms of the plea there is 8 ½ years of jurisdiction and sentencing is at the discretion the court. After today, citizens can be confident that Dianna Duran will no longer have supervisory control of public funds or the reporting process within the Secretary of State’s Office. I am hopeful that this resolution will begin to rebuild the public trust and compel the new leadership to improve oversight and compliance in our campaign finance system and electoral process. My office will continue to prosecute individuals who violate the public trust.
“Sentencing is scheduled for December 14, 2015. Until the sentencing takes place it would be inappropriate for the Attorney General to comment further.”