The mayor of the border city of Nogales, Ariz., was arrested by F.B.I. agents at City Hall on Tuesday morning and charged with bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering, the authorities said.
“These charges are serious violations of the law,” the state attorney general, Terry Goddard, said in a statement. “Because some charges involve the official actions of an elected official, they violate the public trust. Both the mayor and his father will be held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
The mayor also faced questions this year on his use of city-issued credit cards. “My office has been very transparent,” he said at the time, denying any wrongdoing. (Source NYT)