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The Line: Corruption Trial for Former Senator Phil Griego Begins

NMiF: Phil Griego

November 3, 2017 – Former New Mexico Senator Phil Griego is facing six felony and two misdemeanor charges in a corruption trial that started this week.  The criminal charges escalated from an ethics complaint that accused then-senator Griego of prepping the legislature to pass a resolution that allowed for a property sale which netted him a $50,000 profit. Does the trial signals a bigger shift in New Mexico politics than just a case against one former elected official? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the angles.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

The Line: Griego To Stand Trial On Nine Counts of Public Corruption

July 15, 2016 – Last week, district court Judge Brett Loveless determined that former state lawmaker Phil Griego will stand trial for nine of the ten charges of public corruption. Griego will face nine charges from bribery, perjury, tampering with public records and ethical issues.

Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about this new development with this week’s Line opinion panelists.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Christine Sierra, professor emerita, UNM Political Science