Regional
9:53 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Ex-PRC Member Back In Court To Finish Plea Deal

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is heading back to court to wrap up a plea agreement that forced him to resign his elected office.

Block is scheduled to appear in state district court late Wednesday afternoon to complete a plea deal negotiated with Attorney General Gary King.

Block pleaded guilty last month to several felonies, including the misuse of a state-issued gasoline credit card and embezzlement.

On Wednesday, he's to plead guilty to additional felonies for violating state election and campaign finance laws in 2008 when he ran for office. Block had appealed his 2009 indictment for misusing public campaign funds and the appeals court had to send the case back to the district judge to be resolved by the plea agreement.

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