By Kate Nash
The New Mexican
A state grand jury has indicted Jerome Block Jr. and Jerome Block Sr. on election-related charges. The younger Block’s charges included two counts of embezzlement.
Block Jr., a Public Regulation Commissioner, was indicted on eight counts while his dad, a former PRC commissioner, was indicted on four.
The charges for both include violations of the election code, conspiracy to commit a violation of the elections code, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.
Block, Jr. is also was indicted on two counts of embezzlement over $500 but not more than $2,500.
A grand jury had been meeting in the case since late last month and the indictment was filed just before noon.