LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge dismissed multiple charges against a former county manager suspected of misusing county funds and materials.
Las Cruces Sun-News reported that four felony fraud charges stemming from a 2017 investigation into former Luna County Manager Ira Pearson were dropped.
Authorities say the charges included making or permitting a false public voucher and tampering with evidence.
Authorities say a 2018 criminal complaint suspected Pearson and three other officials used county funds for work at Pearson’s personal residence on county time. All but one criminal case has been dropped.