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CALEXICO IS LATEST CORRUPTION FLASHPOINT

On May 21, Calexico councilmembers David Romero and Bruno Suarez-Soto were arraigned and charged, via video. The politicians were charged with accepting $35,ooo in bribes to facility a local cannabis license.
NBC San Diego

  • In the US Attorneys’ Southern District of California announcement, the men are said to have received the money from an undercover FBI agent they thought represented investors.¬†According to the US Attorneys, the councilmembers had taken bribes in the past. “This isn’t our first rodeo,” is what law enforcement says they said.
  • Romero¬†was set to be named mayor in July. He and Suarez were released on $10,000 bonds.