ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some $70,000 in assets from former Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella will not be seized.
Prosecutors were trying to use them to cover more than $200,000 in court fines. Rodella’s lawyer argued the money shouldn’t be taken until a federal court hears his appeal for a new trial.
The case is scheduled to be heard September 29th.
Rodella was convicted of civil rights violations during an off duty traffic stop.