Court To Consider Removing PRC Member

New Mexico – The state Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing later this month on whether to remove Public Regulation Commissioner Carol Sloan from office because of her recent felony convictions.

Attorney General Gary King asked the state's high court to oust Sloan after she was convicted last month of battery and burglary.

The court on June 23 will consider the attorney general's request.

Sloan was convicted of attacking another woman, Brenda Yazzie, who she alleged was having an affair with her husband.

A state district judge sentenced Sloan to five years but suspended that and placed her on supervised probation for five years.

Sloan is barred from seeking re-election this year because of the felony convictions.

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