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FBI arrests Arizona mayor

PHOENIX — The mayor of Nogales, Ariz., was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering, Arizona's attorney general said.

Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel, 29, was taken into custody at his office at Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at the mayor's home, business and office.

The mayor's father, Octavio Suarez Garcia, 59, of Nogales, was also indicted and arrested Tuesday. He faces several charges that include fraud, theft and money laundering.

Republicans on House ethics panel say chairwoman is stalling

WASHINGTON — Republican members of the House Ethics Committee on Tuesday accused the panel's Democratic chairwoman of attempting to put off until after the November elections the trials of her fellow Democrats, Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles and Charles B. Rangel of New York.

All five Republican members of the usually secretive committee, in a rare public statement, said it was time to "stop stalling."

"The chairwoman has repeatedly refused to set either the Rangel or Waters trial before the November election," the GOP lawmakers said. "While we regret that the committee has not worked together in a bipartisan fashion to ensure the transparent and fair resolution of these matters to date, we look forward to working with the chairwoman in a bipartisan manner to accomplish this — and other important unfinished committee business — in the coming weeks."

There was no immediate response from Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

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