ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Search warrants targeting bank records, invoices, emails and other documents related to the financial activities of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission are shining new light on accusations of possible fraud and embezzlement by the commission's executive director.
The warrants were made public Wednesday, a day after special agents with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office seized documents and computers from the commission's office in Albuquerque. Also searched were executive director Kimberly Greene's home and the offices of the nonprofit Educational, Research, Evaluation and Design Inc., or eRead.
State prosecutors have yet to file any charges related to the case, but investigators detailed checks issued to Greene and what they believe is a forged invoice for more than $51,000.
"This is an active investigation, and we will update the public with a final determination as soon as possible," Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement.
The New Mexico State Auditor's Office also is investigating the commission for possible fraud, waste and abuse, noting that the commission has been on the state's "at-risk" list for two years.