SANTA FE (AP) – New Mexico’s attorney general is urging a judge to uphold probation requirements against disgraced former Secretary of State Dianna Duran.
The attorney general’s office on Tuesday objected in writing to Duran’s request to reconsider, reduce or eliminate probation requirements that she speak four times a month to civic groups or schools, perform community service work and obtain authorization for in-state travel.
Duran’s attorney says the public speaking amounts to public shaming rather than rehabilitation, and that Duran will be in danger judging from threatening online comments.
The attorney general says there are no credible threats against Duran and that speaking will help her and her audience.
Duran has pleaded guilty to felony charges for using campaign donations to fuel a gambling spree. She has served a one-month jail sentence.