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Arizona Mayor Plotted Rival's Death, Wife Tells Cops

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Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman plotted to kill Councilwoman Linda Abbott years ago because he blamed her for his 1993 defeat in a council race, the mayor's estranged wife told Maricopa County sheriff's investigators.

Berman went so far as scouting out Abbott's jogging patterns with plans to run her over with his truck, Michelle Berman is quoted as saying in a police report released Friday morning.

He backed out at the last minute after waiting for Abbott to pass by, according to Michelle Berman's statement to police.

Read the whole story at East Valley Tribune