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How to get away with corruption in New Mexico

Simple: Be a judge, mayor, or school board member.

“Lawmakers in New Mexico have introduced a bill that would force public officials convicted of corruption-related offenses to give up any benefits they had accrued in via the state’s retirement plan for public employees,” The Hill reported on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Except … “Some officials including members of the judiciary, municipal employees and school boards are excluded from the new legislation.” In other words, crooked judges and mayors are okay. Or maybe they just have stronger lobbies.

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