New Mexico settles whistleblower retaliation

The Associated Press

Created: April 15, 2021, 11:31 am


SANTA FE, NM (AP) – The state of New Mexico reached a $ 260,000 settlement with a whistleblower alleging retaliation by state insurance regulators after it reported that a major health insurer allegedly avoided tax payments.

A Shawna Maestas attorney confirmed the financial settlement Wednesday after the terms were posted on a state clearing house website. Maestas previously oversaw the state’s financial auditing office.

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