Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

State Insurance Chief Put on Leave.(New Mexico)

Byline: Winthrop Quigley Journal Staff Writer

Punishment Divides Board

State insurance superintendent Don Letherer has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending disciplinary action by the Public Regulation Commission.

However, neither Letherer nor two of the five commissioners he reports to know what he has done that requires disciplining.

Letherer's attorney, Eric Scott Jeffries, in a letter to the commissioners sent Wednesday, theorized, "Certain members of the commission apparently resent the fact that they lack the statutory authority to rule the Insurance Division in the same manner with which they rule other divisions of the Public Regulation Commission. …

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