DALLAS - Two former operatives for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are under scrutiny in a federal investigation into the hiring of a swap adviser for a $1.5 billion bond program that served as the governor's signature economic development program.

Former Richardson chief of staff Dave Contarino and Michael Stratton, president of Denver-based political consulting firm Stratton & Associates, played key roles in Richardson's fundraising and campaign efforts.

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