'Dead' candidate elected in south Mexico village

bigstory.ap.org Published: July 11, 2013
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors are investigating how a man certified as dead got elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico.

Authorities say relatives of Lenin Carballido used a death certificate showing that he died of a diabetic coma in 2010 to convince police to drop an arrest warrant against him for allegedly participating in a 2004 gang rape.



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