Report alleges district attorney deleted emails

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A report released by the District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces says a former district attorney and staffers deleted politically sensitive emails before leaving office.

The report released by current District Attorney Mark D’Antonio’s office says the emails were found to be missing when the office received a public records request last spring by the state Democratic Party.

That request sought records related to then-District Attorney Susana Martinez’s first campaign for governor in 2009 and 2010.

Martinez is a Republican, as is her former chief deputy, Amy Orlando, who replaced Martinez as district attorney when Martinez was elected governor.

D’Antonio, a Democrat, then beat Orlando in the 2012 election.

Orlando says the report released by D’Antonio is “nothing but baseless innuendos and black-helicopter conspiracy theories.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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