Court hearing scheduled for Nogales mayor

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NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- Lawyers for the mayor of Nogales and his father will try to convince a judge Monday to order the state Attorney General's Office to stop releasing evidence in the case to the media.

Attorneys Christopher Scileppi and Rafael Gallego filed the injunction request on Oct. 18 on behalf of Mayor Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel and his father, Octavio Garcia Suarez after the Nogales International published some of the audio recordings made by the FBI during its investigation of Garcia-Von Borstel.

The paper obtained the recordings in response to a public information request.

The 29-year-old Garcia-Von Borstel faces nine felony counts including fraud, bribery, money laundering, conflict of interest and illegally conducting an enterprise. Garcia Suarez is charged with fraud and money laundering.


Information from: Nogales International,

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