Governor's Administration Still Mum On Husband's Louisiana Hunting Trip

Jun 20, 2013

Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says there are no receipts for lodging and food expenses related to a 2011 Louisiana alligator-hunting trip by Martinez's husband, Chuck Franco, and two New Mexico State Police officers.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a governor's spokesman said Wednesday that the state's gentleman and the officers assigned to guard him were "privately hosted, and security stayed where the first gentleman stayed and meals were included."

Spokesman Enrique Knell says the hosts have no business with state government, nor are they involved in state politics. He refused to disclose to the New Mexican the identity of the Louisiana hosts.

The administration has been reluctant to release details and records of the six-day trip to Louisiana in early September 2011.

Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican.

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