New Mexico attorney general says indictment returned against former secretary of state

Former NM secretary of state indicted

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico attorney general says a grand jury has returned indictments against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron and three others, alleging misuse of public money.

Vigil-Giron told The Associated Press she couldn’t comment on the indictments.

Earlier, Vigil-Giron issued a statement saying she could account “for every last nickel” of federal money spent on a voter education project that has been the target of a grand jury and a state attorney general investigation.

A Bernalillo County grand jury had been looking into the use of millions of dollars in federal voter education funds while Vigil-Giron was in office. Attorney General Gary King said the grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday.

He did not immediately identify the others who were indicted but said the indictments capped a two-year investigation.

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