Thursday, August 27, 2009

Richardson on the CDR Investigation

After initially declining comment on the news that the Justice Department won't indict Gov. Bill Richardson on charges related to the CDR investigation, the governor's office just issued this news release.

“While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has not notified Gov. Richardson about the completion of its investigation, it appears that no action will be taken as a result of the year-long inquiry,” Deputy Chief of Staff Gilbert Gallegos said.

“Gov. Richardson has known all along that neither he nor any staff members committed any transgressions during their successful fundraising back in 2004. The U.S. Attorney’s thorough and lengthy investigation has apparently determined the same thing – that no indiscretions occurred.

Although patience was difficult while Gov. Richardson and his administration were being falsely accused and were the subject of rumors and speculation through the news media, Gov. Richardson chose to remain silent and let the justice system run its course. Gov. Richardson is gratified that this year-long investigation has ended with the vindication of his administration.”