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A Look Back: A Small Office with a Big Mission

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The FBI’s World War II-Era Cover Company at Rockefeller Center

Everyone knows that the holiday season is well under way when the giant Christmas tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in New York City. What is less well known, however, is the connection between Rockefeller Center and the birth of America’s civilian...

Corruption on the Border

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New FBI campaign enlists the public’s help

During his trial on public corruption charges in 2013, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Hector Rodriguez admitted that he had been receiving bribes of cash and luxury items for two years in return for admitting illegal aliens into the U.S. through his inspection lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

While the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers and public officials who work at the country’s ports and borders are honest and dedicated, even one corrupt official like Rodriguez can pose a serious threat to the nation’s security—because what if one of those individuals smuggled...

Attorney General Balderas Announces Murder Indictment against Davon Lymon

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney Hector Balderas announced Dec. 23 that a Bernalillo County grand jury returned an indictment against Davon Lymon for first degree murder and seven other charges involving the death of Albuquerque Police Office Daniel Webster.

Balderas’ Special Prosecutions Division will prosecute the state case against Lymon.

“The Office of the Attorney General Special Prosecutions Division prosecutes the most violent and complex criminal cases in New Mexico and also provides assistance and trial support to local prosecutors and law enforcement,” Balderas said. “We must all work together to keep New Mexico families safe and I would like to thank the federal authorities...

AG announces convicted child killer to remain in prison

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GRANTS –  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced on Dec. 22 that Jadrian Lucero will remain in prison following his conviction for the fatal abuse of his own daughter, who was just 47 days old at the time of her death.

The New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the arguments of the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed Lucero’s conviction for intentional child abuse resulting in death. A Cibola County jury found Lucero guilty after the baby’s autopsy revealed that she died from “devastating brain injuries” caused by blunt force trauma.

“The tragedy of an innocent life cut so short is difficult to comprehend, but I hope today’s decision...

One dead in weekend I-40 crash

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New Mexico State Police Officers responded to the 16 mile post on Interstate 40  in reference to a fatal vehicle crash shortly after 2 pm Dec. 17.

A westbound semi- tractor/trailer, driven by Michael Morris, 22, of Springfield, OH, rear ended a pickup truck that was stopped in the traffic lane due to construction on the roadway.

After the collision the pickup caught fire.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Leo Chischilly, 68, from Saint Michaels, Ariz. Chischilly sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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