Skip to comments.New Mexico House Democrat Resigns Amid Criminal Probe Into Racketeering, Money-Laundering
Posted on 07/31/2021 8:59:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
New Mexico House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton, a Democrat, resigned Friday amid a criminal probe involving allegations that include money laundering and racketeering, according to reports.
Stapleton announced her resignation in a July 30 letter, obtained by The Paper, to the Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, in which she “unequivocally” denied the allegations.
“This is a decision that weighs heavily on me, and which I have made after a tremendous amount of consideration of the best interest of the People,” she wrote, adding that she “must devote a significant amount of time and energy to fully defend against these allegations.”
While no charges have been filed against Stapleton, authorities are investigating her for possible racketeering, money laundering, kickbacks, and violations of a law governing the conduct of state lawmakers, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Stapleton’s attorney, Ahmad Assed, told the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday that it’s too early to comment on the investigation.
“We have to do our due diligence and our own investigation,” Assed said. “Rep. Stapleton will have a comment when it is appropriate. That could be soon or later in the process.”
Authorities are probing Stapleton’s possibly illegal connections to a company that received more than $5 million in contracts to do business with Albuquerque Public Schools, and whether she received financial kickbacks.
As part of that investigation, the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday executed search warrants at Stapleton’s home and businesses, and at Albuquerque Public Schools, where Stapleton oversees career technical education, according to documents featured in The Paper’s report.
“While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can assure New Mexicans that because this matter involves schools and public funds, we will be swift and diligent in concluding this investigation,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement...
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All Democrats should resign for the same reasons
If she is a Democrat, she is dirty somewhere. The only question is where.
I looked at the headline and said to myself -——
I wonder if she’s -——————. Then I looked and YUP!
What is The Paper? Is it a newspaper that I’ve never heard of? I used to pride myself on knowing the names of newspapers, now I’m just waiting for them all to go out of busienss.
2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Hades next year.
BET me that she did this AFTER she had moved round alot of money.
While no charges have been filed against Stapleton.
Party members arranging loop holes.
New Mexico, trying desperately to
Compete on the National stage.
I’m weary of my states’ politics.
Pity also, as it’s a place I’ve
called home for many years.
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