33 ex-mayors accused of corruption in Mexico

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January 29, 2011 09:53

 
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VERACRUZ, Mexico — More than 30 former mayors in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Saturday were ordered to be arrested on suspicion of corruption.

Veracruz Deputy Attorney General Reynaldo Escobar says they are among 115 ex-municipal employees in the state charged with corruption between 2004 and 2008. He says the total amount suspected embezzled is 67 million pesos ($5.5 million).

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