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Former Nogales mayor accepts plea deal

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.

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