“Breaking Bad” star Steven Michael Quezada claims he’s the victim of a political blackmail plot.
In a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday, the actor said he received an email which threatened to expose an old DWI conviction and publish his booking mugshots if he didn’t quit the race for a seat on the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC series, also revealed details of the menacing message:
This is the first video that we will be putting out to get feedback on whats important to our community. Im calling it Facebook town hall.
Posted by Steven Michael Quezada on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The 53-year-old Democrat, who won a seat on the Albuquerque Board of Education shortly after the show finished, described the note as “blackmail” and said he was fine with his criminal history being in the public domain. Two of his DWI cases were dismissed in 2002 and he pled guilty to one in 1998, KRQE News 13 reported.
“To be bullied and blackmailed to stop me from helping my community, well that’s not going to happen. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve paid for those mistakes,” he said.