Feds confirm probe into Gov. Martinez emails

Posted at: 10/21/2012 8:16 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office has confirmed that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating a complaint by Gov. Susana Martinez that her campaign emails were stolen.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales late last month confirmed in a letter to Martinez that an investigation has begun.

Martinez says emails sent to her campaign email address, Susana2010.com, were illegally obtained and released to the public by a union-funded political action committee.

The confirmation comes after an Inspection of Public Records Act request by the Journal for written communications between Martinez's office and federal law enforcement agencies regarding her complaint.

Albuquerque-based Independent Source PAC director Michael Corwin has refused to say where he got the emails but has insisted that his source obtained them legally.

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