Statement from AGs Office regarding Jerome Block Jr. resignation/guilty plea

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Jerome Block Jr.

This is the statement just released from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office regarding Jerome Block Jr. resigning and entering into a plea agreement with the state for six felony counts:

Attorney General Gary King says Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. has agreed to resign and plead guilty to multiple felonies involving two separate cases.

“Another important step was taken today in the prosecution of government corruption in New Mexico,” says AG King. “I congratulate my Government Accountability Division staffers for their good work and dedication in pursuing this matter.”

The PRC Commissioner agrees to plead guilty to two (2) separate embezzlement charges; fraudulent use of a credit card; theft of identity; violation of the state Election Code, Campaign Reporting Act, and Voter Action Act; and conspiracy to commit violation of the Election Code.

Block, Jr. has also agreed never to seek public office again and to repay the state for all improper charges involving state gasoline charge cards. The Attorney General adds that the state can likely save a million dollars in expected costs for impeachment proceedings in the legislature.

A sentencing agreement requires the defendant to successfully complete a drug court program and meet other requirements before final sentencing by the Court.

  1. Willie says:

    I love how Gary King is crowing about this as if he really accomplished something, his second guilty verdict in 6 years, and it was given to him on a silver platter. A law student intern could have done a better job on this case.

  2. choochoo says:

    Gary King could learn from this, maybe by doing a better job and earning his paycheck then trying to advance his political career…..Governor? I don’t think so!!!!!!

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