Jailed Caracas Mayor to Fight Conspiracy Charges - ABC News

February 22, 2015 12:03 AM

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Lawyers for the jailed opposition mayor of Caracas said Saturday they would ask a judge to dismiss conspiracy charges against him, calling accusations that he participated in a plot to overthrow Venezuela's socialist government "totally unfounded."

Mayor Antonio Ledezma was arrested at his office Thursday by an armed commando unit dressed in camouflage. The detention set off a wave of demonstrations in middle-class Caracas neighborhoods with people denouncing what they called the mayor's "kidnapping."

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