State hires ex-city worker investigated for illegal side job

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A city worker who resigned after KRQE News 13 caught him on camera breaking the law while doing a side job, has a new job.

Trey Flynt is now working for the state, where he was hired to make sure everyone else is following the law.

An undercover camera caught then-city worker Flynt selling counterfeit sports jerseys out of the trunk of his car in November 2012, possibly while on the clock.

“You don’t think it’s unethical you’re selling people $50 jerseys that are not good quality that have NFL logos all over them?” asked special assignment reporter Kim Holland.

Questions about ethics for the guy who, at the time, looked into citizen complaints against APD for unethical behavior.

Photos: Identifying a Fake NFL Jersey
Photos: Identifying a Fake NFL Jersey

A month later, Flynt resigned from his position as investigator for Albuquerque’s Independent Review Office.

Then, a New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration bulletin with Flynt featured as a new employee popped up.

It said the state hired Flynt last summer as an employer compliance officer, meaning once again he is in charge of making sure others are following the law — checking businesses to make sure they’re not illegally uninsured.

The Workers’ Compensation Administration said it got Flynt’s application after the State Personnel Office screened it.

“After an interview process, Mr. Flynt was offered the position because he was the best candidate for the position,” said Thomas Dow, executive deputy director of Workers’ Compensation Administration.

Dow did not comment on whether the agency knew or cared about Flynt’s past.

Flynt told KRQE News 13 on Monday he stopped selling those jerseys the day he was caught on camera.

He said, “Nothing was done illegally on purpose.”

The feds were looking into Flynt’s sketchy side job selling counterfeit jerseys, but Flynt is not currently facing charges.

Flynt also created a questionable website years ago called the Albuquerque Fantasy Football League.

It included pics of scantily clad women and jokes about domestic violence and child abuse.

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