- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Dona Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez is pleading not guilty to charges related to public corruption.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1XnUy61) that court records indicate that Gutierrez’s attorney filed a waiver of arraignment, allowing Gutierrez to formally plead not guilty.

A grand jury indicted him last month, leaving him to face one of three possible violations of the state’s statute on ethical principles of public service.

He is charged with using public office to obtain personal benefit or failure of a public official to disclose a conflict of interest or a lack of integrity.

In a separate hearing, a grand jury last month formally accused Gutierrez of corruption in office or gross immorality by a public official.

If found guilty, he could be removed from office.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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