Martinez Crony Heads to Prison While House of Cards Falls

Disgraced Secretary of State Dianna Duran will face jail time over criminal conviction

Disgraced Secretary of State Dianna Duran will not challenge her sentence and will be facing jail time as the Martinez house of cards collapses. Duran will be serving 30 days in jail, will have to pay nearly $28,000 in fines and restitution, serve 2,000 hours of community service, make several public appearances and must write and hand deliver letters of apology.

“Once again New Mexico is making national headlines for scandals and corruption,” said Joe Kabourek, Democratic Party of New Mexico executive director. “Disgraced Secretary of State Dianna Duran heads of to prison this Friday while everyday New Mexicans are left to deal with the aftermath, all while the Martinez house of cards collapses. We need to put an end to the revolving door of corruption that has become the norm of the Martinez Administration.”

Duran received a five-year probation period and can be facing up to seven and a half years of jail time if she violates any of her terms.

“This is the first step in a very long journey to restore the public’s trust in our government,” Kabourek said. “We applaud our Attorney General Hector Balderas for fighting the rampant corruption in the Martinez Administration.”

Duran will begin to serve her jail time this Friday and will be closely monitored to ensure that the terms of her sentence are not violated over the next five years.