SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of jail after a judge released him on bond.
Jail records show Block’s family paid a $1,000 cash payment on a $10,000 bond set by state District Judge Michael Vigil.
The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/uqurtu ) reports the judge ordered a limited version of house arrest that will include a GPS-tracking ankle monitor and twice-weekly drug tests until Block is sentenced Jan. 27 on felony charges.
Block has pleaded guilty to charges including fraudulent use of a state-issued gasoline-purchase card, embezzling public campaign funds during his 2008 run for office and identity theft.
Block resigned from his $90,000-a-year position on the commission that regulates utilities and other industries in the state as part of his plea agreement.