Jerome Block Jr. sentencing postponed for 60-day psychological evaluation

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Jerome Block Jr.'s latest mug shot after his Friday, Jan. 27 booking. (Courtest Santa Fe County jail)

This from Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Steve Terrell:

Resigned state Public Regulation Commission member Jerome Block Jr. should spend some time inside a prison, state District Judge Michael Vigil said Friday.

The judge ordered Block to undergo a 60-day psychological evaluation at the state Corrections Department facility in Los Lunas before Vigil imposes final sentencing for the various felonies to which Block pleaded guilty last year, including embezzlement of public funds.

Block, 34, could face up to 4 1/2 years in prison.

“Your activities in Drug Court showed you still don’t understand the seriousness of your addiction,” the judge told Block, who has admitted to a problem with prescription drugs. “You haven’t hit bottom yet.”

Here is the lengthier version of Steve’s story:

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