New Mexico Attorney General Gets Funding to Prosecute Qui Tam Cases

From NewMexicoIndependent.com:

Attorney General Gary King would get extra muscle to go after taxpayer money lost to fraud, if Gov. Bill Richardson signs a state budget the Legislature passed last week.

The budget earmarks $150,000 for King to hire a full-time attorney to focus on court complaints filed by citizens who believe that the state has been defrauded, resulting in the loss of taxpayer money.

A full-time attorney dedicated to so-called qui tam lawsuits could represent a financial boon to the state.

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