- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Dona Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez has been indicted on charges related to public corruption and faces a jury trial to determine if he should be removed from office.

Prosecutors say a county grand jury has formally accused Gutierrez of corruption in office or gross immorality by a public official.

They say the charges stem from accusations that Gutierrez offered a woman working in his office $2,000 to have sex with him.

The incident allegedly occurred in 2014. Charges weren’t filed until after county officials formally requested that the district attorney’s office investigate.

If convicted as charged in the criminal case, prosecutors say Gutierrez could face up to 18 months in prison.

They say if he’s found guilty in the removal case, Gutierrez would be immediately removed from office.

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