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APS board to vote on removal of disgraced politician's name from library

Created: 03/19/2014 8:45 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

The Albuquerque Public Schools board will decide whether or not to remove the name of an elementary school's library on Wednesday night.

Residents have been calling for the district to remove disgraced former New Mexico Senate leader Manny Aragon's name from the library at Lowell Elementary School.

Aragon was released from prison last December after serving time for a major corruption scandal. In 2008, Aragon was convicted of conspiracy in a scheme to defraud the state during the construction of the Metropolitan Courthouse. He admitted to taking more than $600,000 in inflated invoices.

The school board will vote on the library's name at their 5 p.m. meeting.

Photo: Albuquerque Public Schools

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