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Non-Indian Man From Santa Fe Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money Belonging to San Ildefonso Pueblo

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Ramiro R. Flores, 60, of Santa Fe, N.M., pleaded guilty today to embezzling $42,856 from San Ildefonso Pueblo under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Flores, who is a non-Indian, was indicted on Oct. 30, 2013, and charged with six counts of embezzlement from an Indian tribal organization.  According to the indictment, Flores embezzled $42,856 from San Ildefonso Pueblo between June 2011 and Feb. 2012.  At the time, Flores was employed as the program director for the Pueblo’s Parks and Wildlife Program. 

Today Flores pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor information charging him with six counts of embezzlement, and admitted embezzling money from San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Flores will be required to pay restitution to the Pueblo in an amount to be determined by the court.  Flores also will be sentenced to a term of probation to be determined by the court.

The case was investigated by the Santa Fe office of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon K. Stanford.

Updated January 26, 2015