Despite Piñon Post’s bombshell story on former Spaceport America chief financial officer Zach DeGregorio in which he alleges in a whistleblower suit over $200 million in fraud by Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the mainstream media has been largely silent on the story.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported on the story but did not go over the “extortion, bribery, illegal drug use, sex discrimination, procurement fraud, securities fraud, and multiple violations of federal law,” as alleged by DeGregorio.
The Las Cruces Sun-News report focused on what DeGriego calls a “deeply flawed” report from the accounting firm, McHard, which he alleges inaccurately made a report about the malfeasance.
The News-Sun wrote, “McHard’s November 2020 report scrutinized De Gregorio’s activities as well, alleging that he assisted Hicks in circumventing procurement code, evading internal controls and it recommended investigating possible violations of professional standards for certified public accountants.”
“In the complaint, De Gregorio alleges he faced retaliation after submitting his report to the governor’s office and the state Economic Development Department, which oversees the New Mexico Spaceport Authority,” the leftist paper’s report notes. It largely stayed away from mentioning Lujan Grisham, who is a key figure in the complaint.
KKOB’s Eric Strauss spoke about the complaint and Piñon Post’s report on his Tuesday radio show.
No other mainstream media networks, including KOB, KRQE, KOAT, the Albuquerque Journal, nor any others covered the news.
UPDATE: KOB 4 finally made a short report on DeGregorio’s complaint, which was based largely on the Santa Fe New Mexican’s story.