Darius, Kirk Anderson & New Mex Supremes
In a very similar case brought by the State of New York Attorney General and now Governor Andrew Cuomo, he fined Anderson $500,000 to end the prosecution.
In this new report about the current case...
"Efforts to recover taxpayer money in the pay-to-play investment scandal involving more than $1 billion in state investments during the Richardson administration continue to lurch along with no end in sight. ..."
The implications from the time it is taking to settle out the facts and ramifications from this case are notable in that it will be national news whatever the outcome is.
The prior success in this case by defense counsel in lower courts, who argued among other things that the unfairness of New Mexico's FATA law retroactivity, appears to have been set on it's ear in last November's New Mexico Supreme Court Certiorari Hearing on this case which is officially titled Austin v Foy/State of New Mexico.
There was no scent of lenience in the chamber when a New Mexico Supreme Court Justice chided defense counsel in open Court during last November's proceeding by saying...
"...Justice Richard Bosson responded later in the hearing by saying, “This statute was passed with a specific set of defendants in mind – your clients.”
Further, the 3 officials from Aldus Equity Partners, also a defendant in this case who extricated themselves by agreeing to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and as well a company fined by the State of New York in a similar pay-to-play case along with Darius Anderson, have agreed to help the State of New Mexico press their cases against remaining defendants.
So yes, the case grinds on because these elite suede shoe boys have the money to string it out, right?
I think this one is going to be a little harder to shake.