Man arrested for child pornography is linked to Governor's email hijacking
Posted at: 06/05/2013 10:53 PM
By: Gadi Schwartz, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A political operative arrested for child pornography has been linked to the hijacking of Governor Susana Martinez's campaign emails.
FBI search warrants obtained on Wednesday served on Google show the email account under the fictitious name Omar Ravenhurst was created and maintained by a user associated with an IP address assigned to Jason Loera of Albuquerque.
The email activity also showed several batches of hijacked emails being sent between the Ravenhurst address and a Gmail account in Loera's name. According to search warrants, when the FBI raided Loera's home they found several CD's of child pornography depicting children who looked to be under the age of 12 having sex and masturbating.
Court records show Loera was arrested on a traffic bench warrant by State Police on the day his house was raided. Loera is a democrat political operative who at one time worked for the campaign of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.
Loera has also been linked to the current Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman. According to the search warrant, an unnamed attorney believed to be Bregman used a hijacked email from Omar Ravenhurst to help a client in a lawsuit against the state.
Calls and messages sent to Bregman for comment have not been returned.