According to court records
, on May 18, the Land of Enchantment Federal Credit Union
sued formerly embattled Public Regulation Commission Vice-Chair
Jerome Block, Jr. for $2,115.70.
The credit union wouldn't talk—the woman on the line even refused to give her name—but Block called SFR back promptly with an explanation: It wasn't his money.
Despite a string of scandals that culminated a New Mexico grand jury indictment
last April (all of which SFR covered extensively
), Block has held onto his seat on the PRC with c
omparatively little uproar
"I had to co-sign for an uncle
of mine," Block tells SFR. "I don't really have much accounts over there." Block says he didn't know about the debt, but when the suit was filed, he paid it. "Now it's taken care of, and that complaint is going to get lifted by the end of the week,"