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10:43 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Resignation In El Paso Corruption Investigation

El Paso – A school board member indicted in an El Paso-area public corruption investigation has resigned.

The Ysleta school board has accepted the resignation of Linda Chavez.

Chavez was among 11 people indicted Sept. 2. She faces one corruption charge for allegedly accepting money in exchange for her vote on a contract. Chavez has said she is innocent.

The board accepted the resignation Monday and plans to appoint a replacement in November.

All eleven defendants who were indicted this month have pleaded not guilty.

The FBI says the years-old corruption case already has netted 14 convictions.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.