BC-NM--New Mexico-Athletics Spending,1st Ld-Writethru, NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hearing for former University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs has been pushed back to August.
Krebs was due in court this week but attorneys in the case have been granted more time. Court records show a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.
A state district judge will decide whether there’s probable cause for Krebs to face charges stemming from his use of public funds on a golf trip to Scotland.
Prosecutors have alleged that Krebs tried to conceal a $25,000 donation to cover the cost of the trip. They have accused him of fraud, money laundering, evidence tampering, making or permitting false public voucher and ethics violations.
Krebs has said the golf trip was meant to strengthen relationships with donors and that the university had not planned to pay for the donors’ expenses.