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Resource ID: #22378
Subject: Corruption
Source: Rio Grande Sun (Espanola, NM)
Date: 4/14/2005 - 11/10/2005



The Rio Grande Sun investigated the puzzling appointment of their new county judge: Arizona Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Thomas Rodella to the bench despite reports that Rodella had fixed tickets for people during his time as a state police officer in order to get votes and backing for his wife's bid for state office. After the Sun published their expose, the judge was forced to resign.

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