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Mexico's abusive well-heeled get comeuppance

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -

Officials have rebuked Mexico's arrogant elite, jailing two women who claimed political connections after they crashed their Porsche and injured a bystander.

   The city government says it applied a policy of "zero tolerance" to the long-standing custom of wealthy or well-connected citizens browbeating cops into releasing them.

   The women crashed the luxury car early Thursday, and are being held pending medical evaluations and charges.

   And in a second rebuke, the federal comptrollers' office announced Thursday that it was suspending four officials with Mexico's consumer protection agency for allegedly punishing a restaurant for not giving a table to the daughter of the agency's chief.

   The comptroller's office said the four were being investigated for violating agency procedures to help their boss' daughter.

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