Don Moya reassigned at APS

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

December 24, 2015 KOAT After almost 4 months of being on administrative leave, Don Moya was officially reassigned at Albuquerque Public Schools.  The CFO’s job title is now Financial Systems Architect, a job that involves “moving and lifting 25 pound boxes”, and according to Moya’s attorney Kate Ferlic, “pushing paper and sharping pencils.” Ferlic also told KOAT, “It’s a newly created…

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Judge Ellington recuses himself from Jason Wagner case

By | Criminal Defense, Employment Law

December 16, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Judge Ellington announced today in court that he recused himself from the Jason Wagner case.   Judge Ellington’s decision comes two weeks after Jason Wagner’s attorneys, John Day and Megan Dorsey, filed a motion to recuse Judge Ellington because he showed bias against Jason Wagner when he refused to sign off on Wagner’s plea deal. John…

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John Day files motion to recuse Judge Ellington from Wagner trial

By | Criminal Defense, Employment Law

December 2, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Defense attorneys John Day and Megan Dorsey filed a motion to recuse Judge Ellington from the Jason Wagner trial after Judge Ellington refused last week to accept Wagner’s plea deal. “The Court’s statements about its opinions as to its desire that defendant lose his law enforcement certification, and that defendant was somehow responsible for alleged…

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Judge rejects Jason Wagner plea deal

By | Criminal Defense, Employment Law

November 23, 2015 Santa Fe New Mexican Before prosecutor Jason Lidyard could finish reading the terms of the Jason Wagner plea deal agreed upon by defense attorney John Day and the prosecution, District Judge Ellington rejected all terms.   The plea called for Wagner to resign from the Santa Fe Police Department, and reduce his three felony counts of time fraud…

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Kate Ferlic subpoenas texts from Valentino and Skandera

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

November 1, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Kate Ferlic, attorney for Albuquerque Public Schools CFO Don Moya, subpoenaed text messages from former APS Superintendent Luis Valentino, New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera and APS Chief of Staff Toni Cordova.  Ferlic believes the 10 months of text messages will prove the close relationship between Valentino, Skandera and Cordova and the basis of…

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Santa Fe Mayor supports Jason Wagner

By | Criminal Defense, Employment Law

October 23, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales supports Lt. Jason Wagner, the re-hired Santa Fe officer accused of time card fraud.  Several text messages between the mayor to Wagner were filed in a notice to provide new evidence by Jason Wagner’s attorney John Day. The text exchange below happened on August 13, 2014 Wagner : “Damn media…

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Don Moya still waiting for an answer from APS

By | Employment Law

October 15, 2015 KRQE Ten weeks and counting and APS CFO Don Moya still has not had a response from Albuquerque Public Schools as to why he was placed on administrative leave. “I think it’s outrageous that they have never given him a reason,” said Don Moya’s attorney Kate Ferlic. “It’s very uncommon.” Moya was placed on paid administrative leave…

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APS leaves Don Moya in Limbo

By | Employment Law

October 6, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Almost two months have passed and Don Moya has not heard from Albuquerque Public Schools.  Kate Ferlic, Moya’s attorney, said APS still has not given any reason for the leave or an estimate of how long it might last. “It is frustrating,” Ferlic said Monday. “They are leaving Don in limbo.” After being place on…

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