LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to combine two criminal cases against an embattled former northern New Mexico superintendent facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges.

The Las Vegas Optic reports ( prosecutors recently filed a motion to combine the two criminal cases against former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo.

Trujillo is facing fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts in different criminal cases.

One case alleged Trujillo gave forged documents to the Pecos schools to obtain the assistant superintendent position.

The second case involves a position Trujillo applied for at Luna Community College.

Court documents say defense attorney Sam Bregman, who represents Trujillo, agrees with combining both San Miguel County cases.


Information from: Las Vegas Optic,