Robert E. Vigil (born October 26, 1953) is the former treasurer of the State of New Mexico and a lifelong Democrat. He and 3 others were indicted on 28 counts of extortion, money laundering and racketeering.
The charges were the result of a two-year long FBI investigation into financial improprieties suspected of Vigil, his predecessor as Treasurer Michael A. Montoya and others responsible for investing money for the State of New Mexico. A highlight of the trial was a video of Vigil taking $2000 in cash. The unnamed witness claimed that Vigil was receiving a "kickback" for giving the witness' company a contract to invest New Mexico government money. He was sentenced to 26 months in prison.