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Silver City tax preparer gets 4-year prison term

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A tax preparer from Silver City has been sentenced to four years in prison for filing false claims and aggravated identity theft. Officials with the U.S. Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service said Monday that 43-year-old Douglas Kuester also was ordered to pay $911,000 in restitution. They say Kuester will [&hellip...

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Albuquerque man sentenced in firearm theft case

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison in a firearms case. Prosecutors say a federal judge on Monday sentenced 24-year-old Ryan Stewart to a 37-month prison term for theft of a firearm from a...

NM to file arguments in court test of Katie’s Law

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration will file written arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case deciding the validity of laws in New Mexico and about two dozen other states that require DNA testing of criminal suspects....

Albuquerque police: Man bit off part of man’s ear

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges after he reportedly beat another man in downtown Albuquerque then bit off part of his ear. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/SJCoJG) that authorities say Dustin Toledo bit the man’s ear Saturday...

NM dairies says fed farm proposal may bring relief

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Dairy farmers are hoping for federal help after severe drought and high feed prices have closed around 40 dairies in New Mexico. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/SZdS7U) that experts believe the U.S. Farm Bill could...

Las Cruces diocese investigates advance to lawyer

November 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show the Diocese of Las Cruces loaned its former contract attorney $385,000, but the money won’t be easily recovered. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UQhgHZ) that former general counsel Daniel Dolan died...

Albuquerque man arrested in alleged double-voting

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who allegedly tried to vote twice in the Nov. 6 election has been arrested on a felony forgery charge. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QnjDAB ) Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested...

Albuquerque parents jailed in alleged child abuse

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mother and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized with severe injuries. KOB-TV reports family friends of parents Daniel Aragon and Shelby Lujan said Saturday the...

Albuquerque officer subject of battery probe

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is the subject of an aggravated battery investigation for an off-duty incident in a Hooter’s restaurant parking lot that left a man with facial and rib fractures. Prosecutors in Albuquerque have...

Panel to screen candidates for vacant judgeships

November 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission meets next month to evaluate candidates for two vacant state district judgeships in Albuquerque. The Judicial Nominating Commission will recommend lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible...