2 Virgil Counts Dismissed

Watts, Jim
January 2006
Bond Buyer;1/31/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32309, p27
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The article reports on the dismissal of two extortion counts against Robert Vigil, former Treasurer of the state of New Mexico. Vigil now faces 19 other extortion charges. A request came from Vigil's attorney that the trial be held outside Albuquerque because of extensive pretrial publicity. Allegations were made that Vigil and his predecessor Michael Montoya demanded kickbacks from investment advisers for steering state business to them.


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