Elected officials in New Mexico are renewing calls for an ethics overhaul after the state’s attorney general this week unveiled the latest in a long string of political-corruption cases.
Longtime Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, who left office in
2006, has been indicted on 50 felony counts of embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering in an alleged scheme to siphon off at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal election funds.
Ms. Vigil-Giron, a Democrat who served three four-year terms as
secretary of state, is accused of colluding with a political consultant and two Democratic lobbyists — also under indictment — to profit from grants intended to educate voters and boost turnout in the 2004 election.
Read the whole sorry story. It shows that the Democrats have always accused the Republicans of exactly what they were themselves doing.