PRC Member Sentenced

New Mexico – New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Carol Sloan has been ordered to serve probation after being convicted of battery and burglary stemming from a fit of jealous rage.

A state district judge sentenced Sloan on Thursday to five years and suspended the term with the condition of supervised probation. Sloan must also pay a $2,500 fine and $1,000 in court costs.

Sloan's attorney, Joel Davis, says the judge took into consideration her history and the likelihood that she would not reoffend. Davis plans to appeal Sloan's convictions.

Prosecutors say Sloan attacked another woman with a rock last July, accusing her of having an affair with her husband. The state attorney general is asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to remove Sloan from the Public Regulation Commission.

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