Morelia, Michoacán.-The mayor of Apatzingán, Uriel Chavez Mendoza could be released in two months, said his lawyer, Eduardo Quintero, who said that they have the necessary elements to prove his innocence.
Quintero said the arrest of Chavez Mendoza, was politically generated, and based on the testimony of only three people, the three councilors of the City of Apatzingán, "oddly, one of them is the city office manager."
Also, the mayor said that when he is released he will file a lawsuit against his accusers because of their false statements. Currently the mayor is in criminal proceedings and evidentiary stage.
On 15 April, Uriel Chavez Mendoza was arrested for alleged extortion three aldermen of the City, requiring them to pay an amount of 20 thousand pesos to Cballeros Templarios.
Chavez Mendoza was long accused by autodefensas as having close ties to Templarios, the former mayor mother is the sister of the fallen Templarios leader Nazario Moreno González, alias el Chayo.