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Friday, May 28, 2010

Gallup New Mexico Mayor Sues Newspaper Publisher For Defamation

Gallup, New Mexico, mayor Harry Mendoza is suing Bob Zollinger, publisher of the Gallup Independent, over articles published in the paper last summer which link Mr. Mendoza to a gang rape from the late 1940s. Mr. Mendoza says he was never charged in the rape. What's more unfortunate is that Mr. Mendoza and Mr. Zollinger engaged in a fight in a bank parking lot in January. Mr. Mendoza does face charges in that case.

Read more here in an Associated Press story.

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