Vigil-Giron faces 50 felony counts

There are 20 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Aug 19, 2009, titled Vigil-Giron faces 50 felony counts. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron is facing 50 felony counts of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, creating false documents and soliciting or receiving kickbacks in a case involving millions of dollars in federal election funds.

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Meowtain LION

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 19, 2009
**** is up with our state officials?!?!?! Is Richardson next? This is so sad. Why have they stolen from the people of NM???? WHY???
Dog lover

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Aug 19, 2009
While we may have many corrupt politicians, at least they are finally getting caught for their crimes. The rattlesnakes are committing suicide!

I've never understood why and how power can turn good people into such horrible criminals - those who steal from their employers i.e.; everyone who lives in the State of NM!! Do they honestly think that they will NEVER get caught!? C'mon people....let's just take care of each other instead of killing & stealing from each other!

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Aug 19, 2009
Typical politician....it's all about me and my power and what I can get from you the taxpayer. I hope she is convicted and rots in jail.
ENOUGH

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Aug 19, 2009
Meowtain LION wrote:
**** is up with our state officials?!?!?! Is Richardson next? This is so sad. Why have they stolen from the people of NM???? WHY???
Because they can.We keep electing these thieves over and over again.We know they're scum but because we're loyal Dems. we think they're going to CHANGE.
Richard

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Aug 19, 2009
Ms. Giron was never, lawfully, and constitutionally, discharging '...duties of the office", for her failure to EVER have given a "surety bond" as REQUIRED under Article 21, Section 19 of the New Mexico Constitution, and barred from discharge of the duties of the office claimed pursuant to New Mexico Statutes Annotated,(NMSA) 10-2-9, "Any person elected or appointed, who, required by law, to give bond, shall record same BEFORE entering upon the discharge of the duties of the office." The Constitution for the state of New Mexico is "law".

A bond she NEVER had, and NEVER recorded within the office of the Secretary of State pursuant to NMSA 10-2-5, and 10-2-7 respectively!!

So while the prosecution is at it, convicting her, how about the prosecutor(s) charging her with accepting a public paycheck which she accepted while NOT lawfully discharging duties of the office claimed for failure to have legally and cosntitutionally "qualified" her office, the receipt of such payment(s) being therefore a fraud!!
old marine

Ruidoso, NM

#6 Aug 19, 2009
Another one bites the dust. I can't wait till their all caught. I hope she spends the rest of her life in jail.
old marine

Ruidoso, NM

#7 Aug 19, 2009
I meant they're not their. Sorry bout that, caught up in the heat of the moment
Lucia Valdez

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Aug 19, 2009
I once asked Rebecca why she was interested in the office she held and she said, "you make a lot of connections", well I already knew that. Just take a look at the SF City Council, do not tell me that they all do not get a bite along the was, when are they going to be investigated?
Honestly

United States

#9 Aug 19, 2009
Meowtain LION wrote:
**** is up with our state officials?!?!?! Is Richardson next? This is so sad. Why have they stolen from the people of NM???? WHY???
The grand jury determined there was enough evidence to charge and prosecute. We are free to try and convict in the press but let's at least to see if they do find her guilty. With that many charges, they are likely to convict her on at least some but can we have a little suspense in the meantime? I'm not for or against her although I don't think this prosecution is politically motivated, especially in the wake of the Iglesias case. Good luck to the accused but better luck to the citizens of the Fair State of New Mexico who deserve the best and most honest public servants.
Kenneth

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Aug 19, 2009
I need some money..maybe I should run for political office or be a policeman..(which is more corrupt?)
hmmm

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Aug 19, 2009
a "witch hunt"

sure ms vigil-hiron-inmate#18989... it's just the local prosecution making up evidence to make you look bad.

purely political.

LOl

oh yea... i know men in prison need to have powdered soap.. just in case they drop their soap, nothing "invades" them.. but what about women? do you too need to take powdered soap? or being a vigil-hiron-inmate#18989 makes you just too friggin ugly for anyone woman to want to make it with you...

please let us know! thanks!:)
Joe Helpful

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Aug 19, 2009
Kenneth wrote:
I need some money..maybe I should run for political office or be a policeman..(which is more corrupt?)
kenneth? i think the corruption at the police level is overrated. however.. if you can get a job in the city or county in the land use/permits/zoning or even as the county clerk.. there is unlimited travel.. no accountability, and pretty much unfettered access to your corporate sleaze...

i hope that helps! Good luck!

:)

p.s. i also want to mention.. that if you wish to become a D.A. or a Governor of this state.. you can be rewarded with AMAZING KICKBACKS.. so i hear!!
Joe Helpful

Santa Fe, NM

#14 Aug 20, 2009
WHOOOA!

i just thought of a problem i had in school!

"if a train is traveling south at 10 miles an hour an stops off at a train station and picks up vigil-hiron-inmate#18989 but then realizes that it picked up a convict, and backs up.. and subsequently drops off 2 passengers PLUS vigil-hiron-inmate#18989... how does that affect the time the train takes going to bernalillo?

whoooa.

i can't answer that... sorry, but i guess math wasn't my forte in college...

if i had to guess? i would probably say that since vigil-hiron-inmate#18989 was on the train, that... ummmm... well... state police would intercept the train and make everyone get off while they searched the train.. and then FBI would drop down by helicopters and search vigil-hiron-inmate#18989's belongings.. so.. if i had to answer?? i would say.. it would slow the train down by 8.25 hours....

am i right?

BZZZZZZZZT! WRONG!

oh man.

like i said.. i am cr_appy at math.

:|

WOW

Meadville, PA

#15 Aug 20, 2009
Hee Hee Hee, vote strait democrat! Come on all you bleeding heart liberals, tell us why we are soo much better off! Oh, yeah NM is at the bottom in education, and health care, but at the top in teen pregnancy, dropout rates, DUI rates, and we have the Blocks, Aragon, Vigil-Giron, Fat Bill, and the list goes on and on, I'm going back to bed maybe when I wake up this will all just be a really bad dream.....
insideinfirmatio n

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Aug 20, 2009
another reason santa fe lost its soul
Good Job

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Aug 20, 2009
Good job A.G. King and staff!
Eli Chavez

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Aug 20, 2009
Rebecca: It is time to tell it like it is about the corrupt Black Cloud in Santa Fe. Time is passing by and the Black Cloud has to GO, to include his/hers surrogates.
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#19 Aug 20, 2009
The dominoes begin to fall...There is no honor among thieves. They will begin bargaining by ratting out others and that process leads all the way to the top. She'll drop a more dimes on $Bill than the stack he's already accumulated.

The indictment process: Start at the bottom so your case builds as you work to the top.
Buzz Saw

Kingston, Canada

#20 Aug 20, 2009
Like an unending song that everyone hates but no one knows where the Shut Off switch is.
Watchdog

Markleysburg, PA

#21 Aug 20, 2009
Democrat, Democrat, Democrat.
New Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexico!!!!!!
Another one bites the dust.

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