New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Wednesday he is seeking to void a 2003 land transfer from a historic Hispanic land grant on grounds it was illegal.
Balderas’s office filed a complaint against the Greeley, Colorado-based nonprofit group Al Frente de Lucha over a title transfer of property belonging to La Merced de Los Pueblos de Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico.
The complaint contends a nonprofit created to manage the La Merced land grant transferred about 216 acres (87 hectares) to Al Frente de Lucha, but says the people representing the La Merced group were not elected board members.
In addition, the board representing La Merced also did not approve the transfer, the complaint said.
Balderas said whoever signed the agreement did so without the authorities of the board, making the agreement void, Balderas said.