By Associated Press - Monday, February 15, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran will be the guest speaker at a gathering in Albuquerque organized by a nonprofit that offers support for the families of prisoners.

The Wings for L.I.F.E group says Duran is scheduled to speak Monday evening.

Duran was released from the Santa Fe County jail last month after completing a 30-day sentence imposed after she pleaded guilty to felony counts of embezzlement and money laundering.

Duran was prosecuted for using campaign donations to fund a gambling addiction.

Aside from five years of probation, her punishment includes 2,000 hours of community service and she must regularly talk about her experience with school children and civic groups over the next three years.

Duran’s attorney did not return messages seeking comment about Monday’s appearance.

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