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Facing criminal charges, Las Vegas mayor announces resignation

KOB Web Staff
Updated: January 08, 2020 10:09 PM
Created: January 08, 2020 05:35 PM

LAS VEGAS, N.M.- Tonita Gurule-Giron abruptly resigned as mayor of Las Vegas Wednesday night.

Gurule-Giron pleaded not guilty to the six criminal counts, including bribery, soliciting and receiving kickbacks and making false documents on Monday.


"While I have plead not guilty to those charges, I believe it is in the best interest in the citizens of Las Vegas, and, most importantly, my family, for me to resign from my position," Gurule-Giron said in a letter to the city council. 

The attorney general of New Mexico believes Gurule-Giron was rigging city contracts so her boyfriend, Marvin Salazar, could get them.

Salazar is also criminally charged.       

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