The former mayor of Nogales has accepted a plea deal that will likely send him to prison for at least two years.
The Nogales International says 31-year-old Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel had been charged with soliciting bribes while mayor. He pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of illegally conducting an enterprise.
He and his father were also charged with using one of their businesses to defraud Western Union of more than $500,000.
In that case, Garcia Von Borstel pleaded guilty to fraud. He will get seven years of probation on that conviction, or up to 12½ years of prison if he fails to show for his Aug. 29 sentencing.
Garcia Von Borstel’s father also accepted a deal that could send him to prison for at least two years.