Ex-DPS agent sentenced for falsifying citations

CNJ staff

A former special investigations agent with the Department of Public Safety has pleaded no contest to charges she falsified traffic citations, according to court records.

Dolores Ledezma-Pinon, 52, reached a plea agreement before District Judge Joe Parker Friday to serve nine months unsupervised probation.

Her case was scheduled for an April 12 jury trial, records show.

Charged with five counts each of forgery, tampering with public records and illegal disposal of citations, Ledezma-Pinon, resigned from her position in April 2006.

She worked in law enforcement in Curry County for about 17 years, nine of which she was employed by the state, officials said.

According to court records, the people named in the citations were never aware they had been issued and one man was incarcerated at the time of his alleged offense.