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Peña Receives Federal Charges

6.9.23 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel discuss gun violence in New Mexico and how local, state and federal officials are trying to address it. First, Gene updates the panelists on federal charges announced for failed Republican candidate Solomon Peña and asks for context on the ongoing trend towards federalizing state crimes.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Joel Meyers, attorney, former federal prosecutor
Eric Griego, Democratic former NM state senator
Dan McKay, staff writer, Albuquerque Journal   

For More Information:

Federal authorities charge Solomon Peña with election interference – Albuquerque Journal

Republican Ex-Candidate Faces Federal Charges Over Shootings – New York Times

Stung in Albuquerque: ATF descends on New Mexico’s largest city with questionable results – New Mexico In Depth

APD Ramps Up Downtown Gun Enforcement Downtown – City of Albuquerque