Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Other South Valley: Aragon Pleads Guilty

In the other South Valley: Former state senator Manny Aragon pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, of taking over $600,000 in public money in a corruption scandal associated with the building of the Metro Court in Albuquerque a few years ago. According to an Associate Press story this morning, the plea agreement will put Aragon behind bars for five and a half years. Several other persons had already pleaded guilty of charges stemming from the same case. Aragon, 61, a powerhouse in the South Valley of Albuquerque, was elected President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate and served in that capacity twice, for several years, before becoming President of Highlands University.

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