Former New Mexico Senator Phil Griego to face trial in fraud case

Phil Griego
Phil Griego

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) РFormer state Senator Phil Griego will go on trial for corruption. Late Friday afternoon a judge ruled there is enough evidence to try Griego on fraud, bribery, perjury and ethics charges.

Griego is accused of pushing through legislation a few years ago to sell a state-owned building in Santa Fe — while he was in line to pocket a $51,000¬†commission on the sale.

The trial date has not been set. 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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