Internal investigation clears NM prison official

June 29, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico warden accused in a lawsuit of thwarting an FBI inquiry into an alleged rape of an inmate by a guard has been cleared by an internal investigation, New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel announced Thursday.

Speaking at a news conference in Santa Fe, Marcantel said an internal investigation found that Anthony Romero acted appropriately as warden of the Central New Mexico Corrections Facility in Los Lunas during a federal investigation into the alleged rape.

Marcantel said the 40-year-old Romero, Login to read more

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