Hearings began for former New Mexico state Senator Phil Griego (D).

On Tuesday, July 5, hearings began for former New Mexico state Senator Phil Griego (D). Griego, who served from 1996 to 2015, is facing nine criminal charges, including three counts of fraud; one count each of perjury, tampering with public records, financial disclosure violations, and bribery and solicitation; and two counts of "violating the ethical principles of public service." These charges were the result of a complaint that Griego received over $50,000 in the sale of a state-owned building but did not disclose that information. Griego pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Michael Benjamin

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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