Calexico Mayor Pro Tem Romero accused of accepting bribe

Calexico Mayor Pro Tem David Romero

CALEXICO —Calexico Mayor Pro Tem David Romero and a former member of one of the city’s commissions were arraigned in federal court on Thursday on charges that they conspired to collect a $35,000 bribe in exchange for the expediting of a cannabis dispensary application submitted to the city.

Romero and former Economic Development and Financial Advisory Commission member Bruno Suarez-Soto are each facing one felony count of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. Conviction could result in up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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Anonymous Betty

Of course. Calexico is Mexico.

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