Commissioner Censured Over Photo

May 9, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An embattled Bernalillo county commissioner, under fire for a controversy over photos of him in Philippines red-light district, has been publicly censured.

Michael Wiener was censured Wednesday by a 3-0 vote following harsh criticism from fellow commissioners.

Calls for the Republican's resignation have grown since the Albuquerque Journal published the photos showing him posing with young women in a Philippine city known for prostitution.

Wiener read a statement and said he didn't do anything wrong. However, he apologized to his family.

He acknowledges that he may have exercised poor judgment while on vacation.

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