Don Moya’s emails expose the APS Scandal

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

September 19, 2015 Albuquerque Journal The Albuquerque Journal obtained internal emails between APS CFO Don Moya, Superintendent Luis Valentino and Deputy Superintendent Jason Martinez that exposes the APS scandal regarding requests for proposals and shady backgrounds of proposed vendors.  In the emails, Luis Valentino writes to Jason Martinez he is “going after him (Moya) with both barrels.”  Valentino also implies a possible…

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Jason Wagner case goes to trial

By | Employment Law

June 16, 2015 Santa Fe New Mexican A Santa Fe judge ruled there is enough evidence for the Lieutenant Jason Wagner case to go to trial for allegedly falsifying his time card.  Wagner’s attorney John Day and co-counsel Megan Dorsey argue Lt. Wagner was working from home utilizing flex hours which is an common practice within the police department. Read more via…

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Prison educator’s suit alleges unjustified dismissal

By | Employment Law

April 3, 2015 Albuquerque Journal A whistle blower lawsuit was filed today by attorney Kate Ferlic on behalf of former New Mexico Department of Corrections educator Catherine Johnson.  Johnson was terminated in April 2013 after questioning the decision of hiring the education testing firm Pearson VUE in November 2012.  Pearson Vue “would charge more than twice the cost of the GED…

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Former Corrections worker files whistleblower suit

By | Administrative Law, Employment Law

April 3, 2015 Santa Fe New Mexican Catherine Johnson, a former New Mexico Department of Corrections employee, filed a lawsuit under the Whistleblower Protection Act,  claiming she was fired in retaliation to asking why former Director of Recidivism Reduction David Huertas,  hired the for profit educational firm, Pearson VUE. Read more via Santa Fe New Mexican

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Santa Fe mayor still backing police chief in the Jason Wagner case

By | Administrative Law, Employment Law

February 24, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe Police Chief Eric Garcia continues to have the support of Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales in the wake of criminal fraud charges filed against Lt. Jason Wagner, a high-ranking officer who Garcia brought back to the department despite allegations of possible time card fraud raised by Garcia’s predecessor as chief. Wagner’s Santa Fe…

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