The attorney for Nogales’ embattled mayor believes a corruption case will proceed to trial without delay.
Defense attorney Christopher Scileppi says a parallel case involving Mayor Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel and his father will take longer to develop.
Scileppi spoke to the Nogales International Friday outside a Tucson courthouse following a case management hearing.
An indictment against the mayor accuses him of five felony counts, including bribery, conflict of interest, money laundering and illegally conducting an enterprise.
A separate indictment by the state accuses Garcia Von Borstel and Octavio Garcia Suarez of one count each of fraud, theft, money laundering and illegally conducting an enterprise.