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Feds Won’t Charge N.M. Gov Bill Richardson in “Pay to Play” Probe

Gov. Richardson
Gov. Richardson

This probe not only knocked him out of the presidential race, but certainly gave him plenty of heartburn. Being under federal investigation in a high-profile case has got to be pretty pretty stressful.

By Associated Press
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won’t be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor’s large political donors, someone familiar with the case said.

The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.

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