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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John Day speaks to KOAT about Steve Casaus sentencing

By | Legal Analyst

November 10, 2015 KOAT Steve Casaus will be sentenced today for the murder of his nine year old stepson Omaree Varela.  Egolf + Ferlic + Day’s John Day spoke to KOAT this morning to discuss the different possibilities of sentencing for Casaus. Steve Casaus was found guilty on several charges including negligent child abuse resulting in death which carries a…

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Judge rules Interstate Stream Commission violated act

By | Civil Litigation

November 6, 2015   Santa Fe New Mexican A New Mexico district judge found in favor of former director of the Interstate Stream Commission, Norm Gaume.  The judge ruled the ISC violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved two multimillion dollar contracts for the Gila River Diversion Project in closed meetings. Both Gaume and the Interstate Stream Commission are seeking reimbursement of attorneys…

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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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Albuquerque Volkswagen owners upset over VW Scandal

By | Civil Litigation

September 29, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Volkswagen owners are speaking out against Volkwagen and their “cheater diesel” engines.  University of New Mexico freshman Alice Vernon bought her first car, Volkswagen Jetta, this summer because she “thought it would be economically speaking a good car that would last me a long time and get me really good gas mileage.”  Unfortunately Vernon,…

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