Lawyer: N.M. governor's aide recorded speaking about state email use

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:47am

From The Santa Fe New Mexican:

ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque attorney said Tuesday he has a recording of the governor’s top aide telling one of his clients that he never uses state email to conduct business because “I don’t want to go to court (or) jail.”
 
But the aide said the small recorded clip released to reporters is out of context, and he vowed to file an ethics complaint because the full recording outs a young female relative of the aide as a witness in a sexual assault case.
 
Defense attorney Sam Bregman represents fired Department of Corrections worker Larry Flynn in a wrongful termination case in which the administration’s use of private email accounts was first revealed. He released the recording to reporters and said it is of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff, Keith Gardner.