Ex-mayor of Columbus, NM town out fro...

Ex-mayor of Columbus, NM town out from prison early

There are 19 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Dec 12, 2013, titled Ex-mayor of Columbus, NM town out from prison early. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The former mayor of a New Mexico border town has been released after serving part of his sentence for his role in a smuggling ring that shipped 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels.

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Jackie

United States

#1 Dec 13, 2013
What a out rage on our Judicial system,this person should have served every minute of his sentence! Their is something very wrong about this, O well our border agents won’t mind being shot at with them guns

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#2 Dec 13, 2013
<conservative view> incarcerate them all!

<liberal whine> but it costs too much to incarcerate criminals.

<public view> take away the amenities and the costs will significantly decrease. To h*ll with rehab.

<my view> put most of them into tent cities, then the costs go WAY down!
a guest worker

Deming, NM

#3 Dec 13, 2013
Jackie wrote:
What a out rage on our Judicial system,this person should have served every minute of his sentence! Their is something very wrong about this, O well our border agents won’t mind being shot at with them guns
"Their is something very wrong "
with your spelling!
Luna county

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Dec 18, 2013
This guy gets out for being good while in jail? Perhaps the Sheriff Has a new job for him.

Jackie

United States

#6 Dec 31, 2013
Good one Corn Dog, I have no use for anyone one who lie steal and cheat! But for some dam reason they keep getting away with it. So if I have this right, we can work for the people of this country, get rich and get a retirement paid for by the people and all I have to do is go to jail for a few years,where do I sign up at? Must be something wrong with this picture, but we as the people of this country are suppose to understand this! So I think what we are all learning is that crime pays for big time! Cheat anyone you can,and you won’t have any consequences to worry about, No wonder all my guns are loaded…

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Dec 31, 2013
The feds are supposedly launching a crackdown on local corruption in NM so it will be interesting to see how many fish their net brings up.

To all of you politicians who are practicing corruption, or who have corrupt skeletons in your closets, I hope to see you on TV being led away from your office in handcuffs.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#8 Jan 1, 2014
I thought I read he will still receive his tax payer funded "pension". Anyone know if that is true? Seems to me that committing crimes like that while in office should void any benefits. Why is he out of prison already anyway? Did he inform on co-conspirators or was there a financial incentive paid to encourage leniency?
Col Hermann Scheisskopf

Columbus, NM

#9 Jan 1, 2014
Mimbres Yacht Club wrote:
I thought I read he will still receive his tax payer funded "pension". Anyone know if that is true? Seems to me that committing crimes like that while in office should void any benefits. Why is he out of prison already anyway? Did he inform on co-conspirators or was there a financial incentive paid to encourage leniency?
My understanding is that pension rules have already been changed, as regards awarding future pensions to those caught being naughty. However, the pension in this case apparently was earned before this change in rules, and having been earned, cannot now be denied.

A pension is not tax payer funded, if a person funds all or most of it himself from payroll withholding, plus interest over time.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#10 Jan 2, 2014
Col Hermann Scheisskopf wrote:
<quoted text>
My understanding is that pension rules have already been changed, as regards awarding future pensions to those caught being naughty. However, the pension in this case apparently was earned before this change in rules, and having been earned, cannot now be denied.
A pension is not tax payer funded, if a person funds all or most of it himself from payroll withholding, plus interest over time.
Ok, I see. Thank you.
Not

Sterling Heights, MI

#11 Jan 2, 2014
Col Hermann Scheisskopf wrote:
<quoted text>
A pension is not tax payer funded, if a person funds all or most of it himself from payroll withholding, plus interest over time.
necessarily true for the state of new mexico or a county or municipality here.
Angelo V

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Feb 3, 2016
Once ran the town but popped by the Feds. Rolled over on some low level cartel wanna be's and out early. Wanted to go back to school but was denied access. Laying low for awhile but I'll be back.
Patriotism

Bradenton, FL

#13 Aug 18, 2016
BETTER VOTE TRUMP (you've been warned)
Suzana

United States

#14 Aug 19, 2016
Col Hermann Scheisskopf wrote:
<quoted text>

My understanding is that pension rules have already been changed, as regards awarding future pensions to those caught being naughty. However, the pension in this case apparently was earned before this change in rules, and having been earned, cannot now be denied.

A pension is not tax payer funded, if a person funds all or most of it himself from payroll withholding, plus interest over time.
Nothing changed. SOS Duran caught stealing from NM citizens, received no jail time & receiving full pension
Bye bye

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Aug 19, 2016
Suzana wrote:
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Nothing changed. SOS Duran caught stealing from NM citizens, received no jail time & receiving full pension
the forum is yours now, along with the chicken. you post too often talking to yourself due to your mental illness. i'm out of here.

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#16 Aug 19, 2016
Bye bye wrote:
<quoted text>

the forum is yours now, along with the chicken. you post too often talking to yourself due to your mental illness. i'm out of here.
WTF are you talking about? You ate really mentally ill if you "see" me posting everywhere? Nope, I do not talk to myself on the threads. In the grocery store, yes, right along with about at least 95% percent of shoppers.
barnyard

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Aug 19, 2016
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF are you talking about? You ate really mentally ill if you "see" me posting everywhere? Nope, I do not talk to myself on the threads. In the grocery store, yes, right along with about at least 95% percent of shoppers.
Cluck cluck cluck
Denny

United States

#18 Aug 19, 2016
Lobo Viejo wrote:
The feds are supposedly launching a crackdown on local corruption in NM so it will be interesting to see how many fish their net brings up.

To all of you politicians who are practicing corruption, or who have corrupt skeletons in your closets, I hope to see you on TV being led away from your office in handcuffs.
He he he! Hope one of those "politicians" is Hillary Clinton! Is that criminal living here? Hope Not
Luna

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Thursday Sep 15
Voted citizen of the year by the Deming chamber of commerce. Deming politics doing big buisness.
Louie

United States

#20 Thursday Sep 15
Luna county wrote:
This guy gets out for being good while in jail? Perhaps the Sheriff Has a new job for him.

He he! Maybe he given oral sex while in jail? Joto

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