EL CENTRO — Former Calexico councilman Armando Real on Thursday entered a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of shoplifting that allegedly occurred in late 2018.

Real was not present during the arraignment at the county Superior Court courthouse and his not guilty plea was entered on his behalf by his counsel, he said.

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

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