SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Councilors in a troubled New Mexico border city have canceled another meeting to appoint a mayor days after the state began taking over some of the city's functions amid a number of scandals.
The Sunland Park City Council had scheduled a special meeting on Friday to vote on a new mayor, their fifth try at naming a new leader.
Former Mayor Pro Tem and former Mayor-elect Daniel Salinas was barred from taking office after being indicted for schemes ranging from trying to force a rival out of the race with a secretly recorded video of him getting a topless lap dance to unfolding allegations of widespread financial abuse.
The state auditor released a report this week accusing officials of using the city's budget as personal slush funds.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.