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Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:29 PM

Updated: Nov 13, 2012 4:31 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) Authorities in Mexico say a Mexican federal police commander has been charged with providing false information in the case of 14 officers accused of ambushing a U.S. Embassy vehicle in August.

Two government officials familiar with the case say Inspector General Juan Manuel Pacheco Salgado was jailed Monday on accusations he lied to authorities about what happened in the Aug. 24 attack on a rural road south of Mexico City.

Fourteen officers were formally charged with attempted murder last week for the attack that wounded two CIA agents.

Initial reports on the shooting had said federal police mistook the embassy SUV for a criminal vehicle, but officials later said it appeared to be an intentional attack and raised the possibility it was staged at the behest of a drug cartel.

Topics: Mexico-Embassy Vehicle Shooting

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