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New Mexico Mayor Says He Was Drunk When He Signed Contracts
August 6, 2011
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Martin Resendiz, mayor of a Mexico border town and congressional candidate, claims he was so drunk that he "didn't know what [he] was signing" when he signed off on nine contracts with a California architectural design firm, Synthesis+. The company is now suing the town for $1 million , according to a deposition in the case.

The mayor claims he met with Synthesis+ executives at an Italian restaurant, where they drank for several hours, a claim City Councilor Daniel Salinas corroborated under oath.

Representatives of the architectural firm, meanwhile, claim the documents were signed at City Hall, and that there was no drinking involved. It's hard to know who to believe, but the whole thing reminds us of this video, which also mixes political intrigue with a hearty dose of alcohol.

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