Nogales, Arizona

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Nogales is a city located in Arizona. It is the county seat of Santa Cruz County.

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FBI agents arrested Mayor Garcia Von Borstel-D on charges of bribery and "pay to play" activities.[1] The Mayor is accused of accepting bribes for city contracts. His father, Octavio Suarez Garcia, was also arrested on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering. Octavio is suspected of stealing $3.2 million in money orders. The father and son withdrew $565,000 for personal use before the accounts were frozen.[1]

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Nogales is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association.[2] It submitted a resolution regarding publishing government documents online for adoption in the Arizona League.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tickle the Wire, FBI Arrests Az. Border Town Mayor in Arizona on Corruption Charges, Sept. 29, 2010
  2. Member of League of Arizona Cities and Towns (dead link)