Former sheriff Tommy Rodella to keep $70K in assets, for now

Tommy Rodella

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.

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