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Charges against San Gabriel mayor dropped

Former San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang, 35, is seen addressing the media. Huang resigned his post in October after he was arrested on charges assault, robbery and battery following a heated argument he had with a woman.

December 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Prosecutors have dropped charges against the former mayor of San Gabriel because the alleged victim has left the country.Lu Chen is no longer in the U.S. and prosecutors can't file charges because they can't reach her.

Former Mayor Albert Huang, 35, had been charged with robbery and battery after he was arrested for driving at high speeds with Chen hanging off his car.

Police say the pair had had an argument and Huang took off with her purse and keys.

Huang maintained his innocence but resigned as mayor in October.