Friday, August 5, 2011

Martinez: 'real questions' about Block's 'ability to serve'

Gov. Susana Martinez today said PRC commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is exhibiting "what appears to be a serious pattern of misconduct" in light of allegations he misused a state-issued gas card.

Martinez made the comments after this news today about charges made to the account assigned to him.

"Abusing taxpayer money and betraying the public trust raises real questions about his ability to serve the people of New Mexico," Martinez said in a statement.

More in tomorrow's paper on this developing story.

UPDATE: 5:13 p.m.

Martinez is now calling on Block to resign, a spokesman said.

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