A top New Mexico official is expected to enter a plea to charges that she funneled campaign contributions to her bank accounts and withdrew large sums of money at casinos around the state.
Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran is due in court Tuesday to be arraigned on 64 counts of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and other charges.
The charges were leveled more than two weeks ago.
She has also been a no-show at her elected post except for some calls with staff.
The charges involve a total of $13,000 in campaign donations.