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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 17, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE SEPTEMBER New Mexican file photo MONTOYA 19302005 Developer part of the history of Santa Fe Controversial selfmade businessman active in politics real estate ByTomSharpe The New Mexican Longtime political operative and real estate speculator Richard P Dickie Mon toya died Friday in California where he had gone for heart surgery In recent years he often could be found at his regular table in the old Palace Res taurant where he would meet with inves tors advisers friends and family members I will miss his friendship and grassroots sense of Gov Bill Richardson said He and his family have certainly been a part of the history of Santa said former Mayor Joseph Valdes He was a selfmade said business associate Otis Beaty He was well respected and a very good friend of Montoya 75 developed much of the property southwest of the city including the Southwest Business Park off Beckner Road where The New Mexican recently built a new press facility He also had extensive property holdings in downtown Santa Fe He and his family own the Bokum Build ing which covers almost half a downtown city block housing the Palace Restaurant recently renamed Senor Luckys at the Pal ace as well as offices for his Great Western Investors his sons Old Sanfa Fe Realty Rosanna Vazquezs law office the state fire marshals office Cafe Paris on Burro Alley and the Moxie and Magique Gallery on San Francisco Street Montoya grew up in Santa Fe and began working as a city police officer but he cashed in on the uranium boom in the 1950s by staking mining claims in Western New Mexico with partners Garrett Quin tana and the late Richard Bokum Controversy often followed Montoya During the 1970s and early 1980s when Please seetJICKIE Page A4 SATURDAY 50 CENTS treasurers indicted scheme Jake The New Mexican State Treasurer Robert Vigil second from right leaves the Federal Court House in Albuquerque on Friday accompanied by his two daughters and his lawyer David Romero Vigil is accused of accepting more than in kickbacks from investment advisers The charges Vigil Montoya face 20year prison terms By Andy Lenderman The New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico State Treasurer Robert Vigil and former treasurer Michael Montoya walked into District Court in shackles Friday each facing federal charges that he demanded kickbacks from pri vate financial advisers Vigil and Montoya have each been indicted by a federal grand jury tin two counts of rack eteering and extortion court documents show Assistant Attorney Jonathon M Gerson said each count carries a maximum 20year prison sentence and fine The FBI and agents from the state Tax Fraud Investigations Division executed search war Please see CHARGES Page A6 Photo Courtesy KRQE News 13 Former state treasurer Michael Montoya is shown after his arrest Friday Montoya is accused of taking more than in kick backs from investment advisers INSIDE Vigil and Montoya A history of controversy Allegations damage politicians credibility Page A6 The Arrests Feds Thousands taken by current extreasurer By Jason Auslander The New Mexican The arrests of state Treasurer Robert Vigil and his predecessor Michael Montoya resulted from a twoyear FBI investiga tion nicknamed Operation Midas Touch leading to allegations that Montoya had received in kickbacks and Vigil received according to federal grand jury indictments According to a 30page affidavit filed in connection with the case the accusations against Montoya and Vigil came to light when an unidentified witness told the FBI both men had received kickbacks from investment advisers who brokered the investment of state Please see ARRESTS Page A6 South Capitol resident Smoke from barbecue eatery harmful ByTomSharpe The New Mexican Meat being smoked is an olfactory treat for many people But a resident a few blocks east of Ribs and Burgers says smoke from the barbecue restaurant endangers the health of people in the South Capitol neighborhood Jaenet Guggenheim who lives in a house owned by her mother on Gomez Street appeared Wednesday before the Santa Fe City Council to ask for an investigation of the situ ation They smoke at the hours of 10 to 11 she said That amount of wood smoke blowing into peoples houses can be People I think should be safe in their Guggenheim who plans to leave Tuesday to attend the London School of Economics sug gested the city require scrubbers on the bar becue smoker or that it be moved to another She said that because of earlier complaints Please see SMOKE Page A4 seminaries to be checked for homosexuality by Vatican More than 220 institutions to be surveyed by committee By Caryle Murphy The Washington Post WASHINGTON The Vatican has ordered an inspection of Roman Catholic seminaries in the United States to look for evidence of homo sexuality and for faculty members who dissent from church teachings according to a document containing guidelines for the yearlong review The inspections of more than 220 seminar ies and theological schools set to begin later this rnonth was authorized in the wake of the churchs childmolestation scandal It will be carried out by a committee of 117 bishops and priests who will break into small teams to visit each seminary for at least four days The Vaticans instructions are in an 11page document detailing how the visits should be Please see VATICAN Page A4 UNEVEN DUEL IN THE DUKE CITY OBITUARIES oabertGonzaJes Sept 16 JuanPacheco 86 Santa ft Septu Metric 49 Albuquerque Sept 15 Lobos Aggies find themselves headed in opposite directions as they meet today in Albuquerque Sports Bl REACHING FOR RED PLANET Settlement on Mars planned in effort to preserve humankind Health Science Dl GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS A meteor crash led Mora prospector to gold trouble Trail Dust Cl TODAY Mostly sunny High 85 PageC8 Index Annies Mailbox C7 Crossword Science Horoscope Local news El Lotteries Opinion Cl Police notes C2 Religion C2 Time Out Main 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