LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — An applicant for a northern New Mexico community college board of trustee once pleaded guilty to jury tampering.

The Las Vegas Optic reports District 2 Luna Community College Board of Trustees hopeful Mark Dominguez pleaded guilty in February 2009 to jury tampering, a third-degree felony.

Under an agreement with the court, he was able to avoid having a felony conviction on his record by completing a conditional discharge period ordered by Judge Abigail Aragon.

Luna Interim President Ricky Serna told the Optic all applicants will be screened to be sure they meet the requirements to be a trustee, including whether they have a felony conviction.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com