Former Santa Clara utilities clerk ge...

Former Santa Clara utilities clerk gets probation, to pay restitution

There are 8 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Aug 5, 2010, titled Former Santa Clara utilities clerk gets probation, to pay restitution. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

A former Santa Clara utilities clerk, who pleaded guilty to embezzling about $19,000 from the village, has been sentenced to four and a half years of supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution.

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AnotherLessonNot learned

United States

#1 Aug 5, 2010
Another slap on the wrist! We all know, had this been you or I (which I would never contemplate in the first place) we'd be snug as a bug behind those cold iron bars right now. In essence, break the law and it's okay. Be a Lindsay Lohan and pretend to do time. So many people out of work who desparately seek employment and someone gets a decent job like this and pulls this garbage!?! No wonder some people can't find jobs, she has them all. Her sentence should have been to the time, then pay the fine.$19,134 is a lot of money. I would have flipped if someone said I didn't pay my bill. Who can you trust anymore. I feel so bad for these people who had to go through this. Shame, shame, shame.
Bull Patty

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Aug 5, 2010
BS!!!! She should go straight to jail!! Wonder what garbage she pulled while an employee at Hildalgo Medical Services. Selling patient info perhaps? What about it Marissa?? This is beyond disgusting. We already know what happens if she doesn't pay. NOTHING!
They have

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 5, 2010
GOT to be KIDDING!!!

"Local attorney Daniel Dietzel, who represented Esqueda, said his client is working at Taco Bell, Little Nisha's Mexican Food restaurant in Bayard and also is baby sitting in order to make money."

Working those jobs she should have the money paid off in a couple of HUNDRED years. This is the typical "justice" handed out in Grant County. Do the crime and get NO time. Get a shyster lawyer and you walk away with a mild spanking. Might as well rob a bank in Grant County. You'll get to keep the money and just get a stern warning to not do it again.

Okay voters...remember these names and vote AGAINST them when they come up for re-election:

Deputy District Attorney John Holguin (he works for DA Mary Lynne Newell. Can't vote against him, but you can kick her ass out for accepting this crappy deal

Santa Clara Mayor Richard F. Bauch was present at the hearing and told District Court Judge J.C. Robinson that the plea agreement was acceptable to the village of Santa Clara.

Really? Is she your cousin or niece or what? Tax money gets stolen and you think having someone working at Taco bell will replace it? WIth deals liek that every criminal in the state will be heading to Santa Clara. You have GOT to go!!!

District Court Judge J.C. Robinson. You sir, are are a disgrace to the judicial system. Are you related to this criminal too? Revolving door criminal justice is NOT acceptable in Grant County. We need to teach these scumbags a lesson. Do the crime and GET the time...not a slap on the wrist. I don't care if she has 3 husbands, 5 boyfreinds, and 100 kids depending on her. She committed CRIMES and needs to suffer the FULL consequences of her CHOICE. Those crimes are FELONIES, not misdemeanors. They carry heavy sentences FOR A REASON.
AnotherLessonNot learned

United States

#4 Aug 5, 2010
..and they are classified as felonies for a reason! Well said!
Former Clerk gets Probat

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Aug 5, 2010
OF COURSE SHE DOES! Did anybody in Grant County think otherwise?!?
This place is a joke when it comes to convictions of any type.
Seriously. What a load of crap.

“Just Eat Me!”

Since: Jul 10

1st row passed the tomatoes

#6 Aug 5, 2010
This is why people break the law....Nothing EVER happens to them but a slap on the wrists!!! No wonder people move here and commit crimes!!!
Fly on the Wall

Globe, AZ

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Just like the CYFD scam. Is the judge really that stupid to think a thief will repay? Getting away with something does not rehabilitate a criminal.
LiberalAntagonis t

Silver City, NM

#8 Aug 10, 2010
She was IN the CLUB...You are NOT...Shut up and pay your taxes

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