A retired Rio Rancho police officer has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to a board that regulates gambling in New Mexico.
The governor named Salvatore Maniaci to the state Gaming Control Board. He replaces former Attorney General David Norvell, whose term expired at the start of the month.
Maniaci has been an investigations sergeant for the board and is retired from the Rio Rancho Police Department. His term will run until 2018, and his appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
The five-member board regulates gambling at horse racing tracks, veterans and fraternal clubs and monitors gambling at tribal casinos.
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