Trouble for NM Beauty Pageant

THE MAN WHO WAS THE NEW MEXICO BEAUTY PAGEANT’S FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND IN CHARGE OF THE MISS NEW MEXICO SCHOLARSHIP FINANCES HAD A SEARCH WARRANT CARRIED OUT ON HIS HOME. THIS AFTER SEVERAL OF THE MISS NEW MEXICO CONTESTANTS SAY THEY WERE ROBBED OF THEIR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.

THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREG SMITH, WAS IN CHARGE OF FINANCES FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM 2015 TO THIS YEAR. INVESTIGATORS CONDUCTED A RAID ON SMITH’S HOME AND SEIZED DOCUMENTS AND SEVERAL PIECES OF POTENTIAL EVIDENCE. THE SEARCH WARRANT ALSO SAYS SMITH USED THE PAGEANT’S DEBIT CARDS WHILE ONE OF SEVERAL QUESTIONABLE TRANSACTIONS SHOWS A TRANSFER OF 48-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM NMMSO ACCOUNTS TO SMITH’S BANK ACCOUNT.

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