Sources Say Richardson Probe Wrapping Up, Unlikely to Lead to Charges
By Carrie Johnson
Federal authorities are wrapping up a pay-to-play investigation in New Mexico that prompted Gov. Bill Richardson to back away this year from serving as commerce secretary in Obama's Cabinet, with criminal charges against the Democrat and his top aides now appearing unlikely, according to three sources familiar with the case.
Prosecutors in New Mexico sent their findings to Justice Department headquarters in Washington, where career prosecutors reviewed the possible case and concluded that an indictment was not warranted, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing a law enforcement matter.
Posted at 3:26 PM ET on Aug 27, 2009
Share This: Technorati | Tag in Del.icio.us | Digg This
Previous: DNC, Obama to Donate Arrested Fundraiser's Money | Next: Mourning Process and Succession Debate Move Forward
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: JRM2 | August 28, 2009 2:32 PM
Posted by: JRM2 | August 28, 2009 2:29 PM
Posted by: IQ168 | August 28, 2009 12:48 PM
Posted by: nodebris | August 28, 2009 1:10 AM
Posted by: LifeTraveler | August 27, 2009 8:05 PM
Posted by: MARKM2 | August 27, 2009 5:03 PM