Assessor’s association with state senator under FBI scrutiny
The FBI is apparently asking questions “about Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya and her association with state Sen. Tim Eichenberg, a consultant whose work includes helping people protest tax assessments set by Montoya’s office,” the Albuquerque Journal is reporting.
From the newspaper:
“Montoya herself said an FBI agent visited her office this week hoping to talk to her, but she was unavailable. The agent left his card, with a request for Montoya to call him after Tuesday’s primary election, in which Montoya is a candidate for the Public Regulation Commission.”
Montoya was quoted by the Journal as saying there is “nothing that could be investigated” because she’s done nothing wrong. Eichenberg was quoted as saying he doesn’t get preferential treatment from Montoya’s office and hadn’t heard from the FBI.
Eichenberg is up for re-election this year but has no contested primary on Tuesday. Montoya is in a hotly contested three-way primary race for the District 1 PRC seat.
Read the full Journal article here.
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