JAL, NM. (KWES) - Embezzlement charges against the former Jal city manager have been dropped.
The charge against Eva Sanchez was dismissed on November 3.
Lea County officials tell NewsWest 9, the charges were dropped based on the defenses notion of a speedy trial, meaning her right to a speedy trial was violated.
Sanchez resigned as city manager back in July of 2010.
She was accused of taking a check for $150,000 that was made to the city and depositing it in her personal bank account.
Her attorney says the check was deposited by mistake.