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District attorney’s son arrested in third shoplifting case

KOCH: District attorney’s son Justin Koch

KOCH: District attorney’s son Justin Koch

A New Mexico district attorney’s son is once again facing charges in a shoplifting case.

KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1IcDM1h) Justin Koch was arrested Wednesday night and charged with larceny and attempting to evade police in connection with two calculators that were taken from a Wal-Mart store.

The son of Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg has been arrested twice before on similar charges.

His bond was set at $1,000.

Koch’s friends accused him of stealing from them in 2013. Albuquerque police launched a bribery and intimidation investigation into Brandenburg, saying she tried to repay the individuals.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in May there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Brandenburg, who has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque to probe the investigation by Albuquerque police.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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