Vigil Files for Dismissal

Watts, Jim
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/30/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32391, p45
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The article reports that defense attorneys recently filed motions to dismiss all federal racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges against former New Mexico Treasurer Robert Vigil following a mistrial in the recent case. Vigil went to trial on April 2006, on 28 counts alleging he continued a kickback scheme started by Michael Montoya, his predecessor, as treasurer. Prosecutors are seeking a new trial date. In their motions, attorneys Sam Bregman and Jason Bowles contend there is not enough evidence to retry Vigil and seek the dismissal of 22 specific racketeering charges included in the indictment as extortion under color of official right.


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