Ortiz attempts to prevent recall vote

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz is at the New Mexico Supreme Court trying to prevent a recall petition from making it onto the ballot.

Ortiz is accused of mishandling finances and leaving the county nearly $23 million in the hole. The loss has also forced every county department to make cuts.

Last month, a judge ruled that there is enough evidence of wrong doing for Ortiz’s critics to move forward with a recall attempt.

Resident George Richmond is leading the charge. Ortiz denies he did anything wrong.

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