New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner faces allegations of car theft, abuse of state gas card
An investigation earlier this month found a series of questionable charges made to Block's state-issued gas card, totaling over $8,000 during the first six months of the year. On the heels of that revelation came new charges last week, alleging Block drove a car off of a sales lot to take it to a mechanic and never returned it. He was also found to be driving on a suspended license.
On Friday the commission removed Block from his position as vice-chair. They, along with many other state officials, have called on Block to resign. If he does not, State Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, Sr. said he would form a committee to discuss Block's possible impeachment. Block and his father also have pending criminal charges against them for alleged misuse of public campaign money in 2008.