2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 44: Miscellaneous Civil Law Matters
Article 9: Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, 44-9-1 through 44-9-14
Section 44-9-4: Investigation by the attorney general; delegation; civil action.


NM Stat § 44-9-4 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

44-9-4. Investigation by the attorney general; delegation; civil action.

A. The attorney general shall diligently investigate suspected violations of Section 3 of the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act [44-9-3 NMSA 1978], and if the attorney general finds that a person has violated or is violating that section, the attorney general may bring a civil action against that person pursuant to the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act [44-9-1 NMSA 1978].

B. The attorney general may in appropriate cases delegate the authority to investigate or to bring a civil action to the state agency to which a false claim was made, and when this occurs, the state agency shall have every power conferred upon the attorney general pursuant to the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

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