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Sun July 22, 2012
Lawyer Resigns From New Mexico Open Government Post
A lawyer resigned as a board member for an open government group in New Mexico after private emails he sent to high-ranking members of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration were highlighted in news stories. Many of the emails consisted of Republican lawyer Pat Rogers trying to set up meetings between his clients and the administration.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Rogers resigned his post at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.
The emails show Rogers contacting Martinez's chief of staff and deputy chief of staff on their personal email accounts.
His clients mentioned in the emails included Motorola, which sells communication equipment to state police, and Scientific Games International, which has a $7 million contract with a state gaming board to monitor gaming machines at racetrack casinos.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.