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Santa Fe, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that yesterday New Mexico received the largest tobacco settlement payment to date, a total payment of $54,251,491.01. In late March, the Balderas Administration announced there would be a record payment, in excess of $50 million, because the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) secured an additional $14.5 million after a judge agreed with the OAG that New Mexico was being shortchanged by Big Tobacco. The cigarette industry didn’t want to make the increased payments it owed to New Mexico, but could not identify any legal basis for stopping enforcement of a prior order obtained by the Office of the Attorney General for the extra $14.5 million. In late March, First Judicial District Court Judge Ortiz issued rulings requiring Big Tobacco to make full payment or risk contempt of court. 

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