Thursday, March 29, 2007
The indictments at the center of the national controversy over the firing of David Iglesias as NM U.S Attorney have come down. As widely expected, former NM Senate powerhouse Manny Aragon was indicted on corruption charges in connection with the construction of the ABQ Metro Court building. Former ABQ Mayor turned lobbyist, Ken Schultz, has made a plea agreeement with the federal government.
GOP NM Sen. Pete Domenici and ABQ GOP Congresswoman WIlson called Iglesias in October causing Iglesias to accuse them of trying to get him to speed up the indictments. Iglesias was fired in December. More later..