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Sun May 26, 2019, 04:40 AM

Late settlements during Martinez administration prompt review of procedures

State government payouts totaling $1.7 million in the final days of Gov. Susana Martinezís administration to settle lawsuits and employment complaints have prompted current state officials to review policies and procedures regarding such settlements.

KRQE-TV, which first reported the payments this week, cited sources who said the settlements were made quickly and without any real investigation into the allegations.

The claims included cases involving past members of Martinezís state police security detail that at least one lawyer for plaintiffs said contained ďdamaging informationĒ that could destroy Martinezís reputation, according to the report, which included references to Martinezís personal life.

However, details of the deals have been kept secret because the settlements were sealed until 2023, a delay in making the information public that is drawing criticism in some quarters.

Read more: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/late-settlements-during-martinez-administration-prompt-review-of-procedures/article_10d34d05-6f3c-5c5a-b908-de5c3aa0a748.html

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