ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A Jan. 3 trial is set in Albuquerque for former New MexicoSecretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, who was indicted after aninvestigation into how federal money was spent on a voter educationproject during her term.
She faces charges of fraud, money laundering, tax fraud,soliciting or receiving an illegal kickback and other counts.
Vigil-Giron, Democratic Party consultant Armando Gutierrez ofCorpus Christi, Texas, and lobbyists Elizabeth and Joseph Kupfer ofRio Rancho were indicted last August.
The other three will stand trial with Vigil-Giron before stateDistrict Judge Pat Murdoch.
Vigil-Giron said last year she could account "for every lastnickel" of federal money spent on the voter education project.
She left office at the end of 2006 after two consecutive terms.
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