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Sunland Park Pro-Tem Mayor And City Manager Arrested For Extortion


POSTED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:16pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:34pm

According to officials, Sunland Park Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Salinas and City Manager Jaime Aguilera were arrested Saturday evening on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion with tampering with evidence. 

Both are being held on a $50,000 bond. 

Authorities believe Aguilera and Salinas attempted to blackmail mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez by threatening a sex tape would go public if Hernandez didn't drop out of the race.

Both City Hall and Salinas' home were raided Friday morning by New Mexico State Police.

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