enhance and better coordinate investigations and prosecutions of money launderingas well as crimes related to the trafficking of narcotics, weapons and human beingsalong the border. We have established the New Mexico Anti-Money LaunderingAlliance consisting of New Mexico state, local and federal officials to provide NewMexico law enforcement and prosecutors with resources to effectively investigateand prosecute cases involving money laundering.International Extradition Cases:A fugitive was successfully extradited from Mexico (July, 2011). In another case, theOffice of International Affairs/Department of Justice approved our request(September, 2011) for a Provisional Arrest Warrant and has submitted the request toMexico. This fugitive is wanted to stand trial in New Mexico, for murder, kidnappingand related charges in three separate State cases.Most recently, (November,2011), an extradited felon who raped his twelve year-old-daughter , plead no contest to Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Under the Age of13, a second Degree Felony (7 other counts were dismissed). The Defendant wassentenced to 15 years with 6 years suspended and will be on supervised parole for
no less than 5 years and his supervised parole can run for the felon’s lifetime. This
sentence will affect his immigration & naturalization status as there is a mandatorydeportation. Within 10 days of his release date, the defendant must register as asex offender and must not initiate any contact with the victim. After his nine yearterm is served in the NMDOC, he will be deported, and not allowed to enter the US.If he does so, he will have to serve-out the remaining six years left on his sentence.
Government Accountability Division
Jerome Block, Jr. pled guilty to violations of NM's campaign reporting laws,embezzlement, conspiracy to violate the election laws, fraudulent use of a statecredit card and other charges, in both the 2009 case and the new case filed inSeptember, 2011. An expensive and lengthy impeachment process was avoided.Mr. Block, Jr. must pay restitution for all public funds misused, is in a court-run drugtreatment program, and will not face sentencing until that is completed. He faces 4.5years imprisonment. Due to Mr. Block, Jr.'s acceptance of all responsibility for thecampaign reporting violations, the charges against his father, Jerome Block, Sr.,have been dismissed.Former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, along with Elizabeth Kupfer, JosephKupfer, and Armando Gutierrez, are charged with fifty felonies relating to a $6 MillionHAVA media campaign. The AGO signed a Joint Powers Agreement with theSecond Judicial District Attorney's Office to hire a contract special prosecutor, withthe AGO paying the costs. Mr. Joseph Campbell, a former Deputy DA in the FirstJudicial District, was awarded the contract and has taken over the case.In December, 2010, two of the defendants were indicted in federal court on threecounts of tax evasion. A superseding federal indictment filed in July, 2011, added athird state defendant, and charges of theft, money laundering, obstruction of justice,