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Vigil, Ortega acquitted

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By David Giuliani

A jury on Friday acquitted West Las Vegas' former bilingual director, Roberta Vigil, and her assistant, Beverly Ortega, of charges that they cheated the state government out of money.

It served as a setback for the state attorney general's office, which is trying to prove corruption in West's bilingual department during Vigil's reign.

The jury's decision came after defense attorneys had argued that the state's case boiled down to office and small-town politics


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