Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Judge Reprimanded for Not Residing in Santa Fe.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Gallegos Says She Now Lives in City

The New Mexico Supreme Court has formally reprimanded Municipal Court Judge Frances Gallegos for failing to reside within Santa Fe city limits for a period of about two years since taking office.

City law requires the municipal judge to live in Santa Fe, but "because of personal and financial reasons" Gallegos failed to do so between winter 2000 and November 2002, according to a statement she released Monday.

Since November 2002, Gallegos has "resumed a continuous and significant physical presence" at her city home.

Public notice of Gallegos' discipline imposed by the Supreme Court appeared Thursday in the New Mexico Bar Bulletin. …

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