Mexico’s attorney general resigns after bribery charges
Mexico’s state attorney general resigned after prosecutors said he accepted bribes in exchange for allowing a construction company to install solar panels on his private residence and other properties in the southwestern state of Michoacan.
The move came after prosecutors alleged that the 46-year-old, who is now under investigation by the federal government, received a bribe of about $4 million in exchange to allow the solar panels to be installed.
The attorney general’s office said in a statement that it will conduct an internal investigation into the allegations.
The attorney general was previously in office from 2009 to 2012, before his office was dissolved in February.
He was appointed by President Enrique Pena Nieto to replace former Attorney General Alejandro Poirentes.