Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DA Appoints AG Special Prosecutor in Horse Case

R. David Pederson, General Counsel for Attorney General Gary King’s office, has been appointed as a Special Prosecutor by 13th Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez to aid in the prosecution of Animal Cruelty and Livestock violations for the Dennis Chavez case from Valencia County.  The NM Attorney General’s Office is providing resources to obtain necessary expert witness assistance to facilitate the presentation of this important criminal matter.  The collaboration between State and local law enforcement agencies greatly improves the successful resolution of these cases.  This is part of the commitment of AG King to the on-going efforts of his statewide Animal Cruelty Task Force.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Horses Get Help from AG

Attorney General King is pleased with the response by law enforcement and prosecutors to the plight of some of the horses at the Southwest Livestock Auction pens in Valencia County.  The local district attorney has charged the auction’s owner with animal cruelty and other offenses.  As promised, AG King provided legal help from his office to get to this point.  Now, AG King is providing the primary funding to help pay for the prosecution of charges brought by the district attorney. The Attorney General says he recognized that the DA had limited resources so he found money in his office’s budget to help bolster those resources.  AG King will continue to help in this particular matter and is committed to helping ensure the health and welfare of horses across New Mexico.