Hearing set in Gov. Martinez's hacked email case

Updated: 06/16/2014 1:24 PM | Created: 06/16/2014 12:49 PM
By: APNewsNow, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's former campaign manager is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday for a possible plea change in a case that accused him of intercepting her email.

Jamie Estrada's attorney, Zach Ives, said Friday he couldn't comment on whether his client reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. But the session is listed as a change-of-plea hearing.

Estrada earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of intercepting email in the campaign account and making false statements to federal investigators.

Some of the electronic messages were leaked to Martinez critics, who publicly released them.

Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011.

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