Figure in Corruption Scandal Is Arrested

From Times Wire Reports

A businessman at the heart of a corruption scandal implicating the administration of Mexico City’s popular mayor was arrested in Cuba, prosecutors said.

Carlos Ahumada is the businessman widely seen on videotape handing cash to the former secretary of Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and to a borough leader belonging to Lopez Obrador’s leftist Democratic Revolution Party.

Ahumada later admitted he made the tapes because he said city officials were extorting him.