Press Releases

Today, Sergio Almanza received 25 years in prison for the death of 7-year-old Pronoy Bhattacharya at the River of Lights holiday celebration in 2021. Pronoy’s mother, Deepshikha Chowdhury reminded the judge that “every moment of my day is spent thinking about Pronoy. I want Pronoy to know, wherever he may be, that justice was served […]

Clovis, NM – Today, Special Agents from the New Mexico Department of Justice (NMDOJ) arrested Jared Cordum at his residence in Clovis, New Mexico. Cordum, an occupational therapist, allegedly sexually assaulted more than three known child victims during what was supposed to be in-home occupational therapy appointments. Cordum is charged with one count of Criminal […]

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the New Mexico Department of Justice, New Mexico Environment Department, and the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee filed an amended complaint against The United States, The United States Department of the Army, and the United States Department of the Air Force, for contaminating natural resources and endangering […]

Roswell, NM – In response to last Wednesday’s press conference, the New Mexico Department of Justice has received almost a dozen complaints regarding potential hotel price gouging due to the South Fork and Salt fires. Cease-and-desist notices have been sent to several Roswell hotels, The Baymont by Windham, The Clarion Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, […]

Campos and Her Boyfriend Were Playing Pokémon Go When Garcia Senselessly Shot Into their Vehicle, Killing Campos Albuquerque, NM – Today, Judge Joseph Montano sentenced Izaiah Garcia to life plus 13 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for the murder of 21-year-old Cayla Campos. Garcia was convicted of first-degree murder on February 29, […]

Special Agent Joey Served on the Internet Crimes Against Children Division as an Electronic Scent Detection Canine Albuquerque, NM – Earlier today, the New Mexico Department of Justice’s first-ever K9, Special Agent Joey, retired following six years of dedicated service. Special Agent Joey served on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division as an Electronic Scent […]

Ruidoso, NM – This morning, Attorney General Raúl Torrez, in collaboration with key community stakeholders responded to recent concerns about potential price gouging and fraudulent activities, the New Mexico Department of Justice is urging members of the public to report any suspicious behavior directly to our office. Attorney General Torrez addressed the media and members […]

Background: The dispute over the Rio Grande’s water allocation has persisted for years, involving New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. The Rio Grande Compact was designed to ensure equitable distribution of the river’s water among these states. Recently, a Special Master approved a settlement addressing water allocation south of the Elephant Butte Reservoir. However, the federal […]

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Special Agents from the New Mexico Department of Justice arrested Leonard Romero at his residence in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Romero, a former teacher at Memorial Middle School, has not been employed at the institution since the sexual assault allegations emerged.   Romero is charged with five counts of Criminal […]

Background: This morning U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a call to require a warning label “stating that social media is associated with significant mental health harms for adolescents.” Today’s action comes on the heels of the Surgeon General’s 2023 Social Media and Youth Mental Health Advisory that highlighted the connection between prolonged use […]

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