Sep 28, 2010 2:33 PM by Greg Boyce

Nogales mayor arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering.

The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home, business and office. The mayor's father, 59-year-old Octavio Suarez Garcia of Nogales, was also indicted and arrested Tuesday. He faces several charges that include fraud, theft and money laundering.
Garcia Von Borstel has been mayor of the southern Arizona city since April 2008.

The mayor did not immediately respond to an e-mail or a phone call seeking comment.


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