SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is invoking its full investigatory powers for the first time with a request for court approval of a subpoena.
The commission declined to provide any details of the ethics complaint that inspired the investigation.
Commission spokesman Sonny Haquani said that state statute requires a probable cause finding before the commission can disclose details of complaints.
The seven-member commission fields complaints regarding campaign finances, government contracting, gifts from lobbyists and more.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of the commission in 2018 in the wake of a series of high profile corruption scandals.