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Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office is hosting a National Drug Take Back Day location in downtown Albuquerque on Saturday, April 28. New Mexicans can safely dispose of prescription drugs like opioids, sleep medications and Benzodiazepines in order to keep them out of the hands of our youth and to prevent dangerous addictions. All types of prescription drugs will be accepted for safe disposal by the Office of the Attorney General at Civic Plaza in Albuquerque from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas is alerting New Mexicans who lost money to scammers using Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back by going to www.FTC.gov/WU before May 31, 2018.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office is hosting a National Drug Take Back Day location in downtown Albuquerque on Saturday, April 28. New Mexicans can safely dispose of prescription drugs like opioids, sleep medications and Benzodiazepines in order to keep them out of the hands of our youth and to prevent dangerous addictions. All types of prescription drugs will be accepted for safe disposal by the Office of the Attorney General at Civic Plaza in Albuquerque from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.

Albuquerque, NM - In recognition of Earth Day tomorrow, Attorney General Hector Balderas highlighted the continuing efforts of the Office of the Attorney General to protect our environment, and also provided suggestions on how residents can help preserve New Mexico’s pristine natural environment.

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas and a bi-partisan coalition of 20 state attorneys general submitted a letter today urging Congress to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018, which would strip away protections against debt collection attorneys who take unfair advantage of state courts to intimidate, harass and deceive consumers.

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that he reached a settlement with Visa and MasterCard, the United States’ two largest payment card networks, over a lawsuit brought by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General alleging excessive fees charged during credit and debit card transactions.

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement in response to the tragic death of Jennifer Riordan: "New Mexico is greatly saddened by the news of Jennifer Riordan's tragic death. She was a dear friend and I was honored...

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General has promulgated a new rule for rule making processes for government agencies across New Mexico.

Albuquerque, NM -- Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Second Judicial District Judge Stan Whitaker denied convicted murderer Jacob Duran's request to set aside the judgment and sentence against him for the 1986 murder of Teofilia Gradi in her North Valley home. Duran asked the Court to set aside the judgment and sentence against him on the basis of new DNA testing of evidence used at trial. The Court was not persuaded and denied Duran's request.

Española, NM - The Office of the Attorney General has announced the indictment of Laura Seeds by a Rio Arriba County grand jury on the counts of: Committing...

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Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert in response to a new scam hitting New Mexico that threatens a ‘criminal lawsuit’ by the IRS if the caller’s message is not returned. The digitized voice in the recording claims to be Officer Edward Jonathon calling from the legal department of the Internal Revenue Service and leaves a call back number along with his threats.


Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert regarding phone recordings threatening New Mexicans with federal enforcement action by the U. S. Treasury and appearances before a grand jury or federal magistrate judge. The scam recording tells New Mexicans they must call various phone numbers with out of state area codes. Scams like this one are flooding New Mexico and since May 2, 2016, nearly 700 reports have been made...