Ohio man arrested at border in Grand Prix fraud

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of lying to investors about bringing a Grand Prix race to downtown Cincinnati has been arrested at the Mexican border on charges of fraud and money laundering.

The FBI said on Monday that 54-year-old Curtis Boggs fled Cincinnati months ago when it became apparent that there was to be no race and the case drew the attention of the mayor and the media.

FBI spokesman Fred Alverson says the agency believes Boggs has been somewhere in California and arrested him last month when he tried to return there from a trip to Mexico.

Boggs had been indicted by a federal grand jury in June. The indictment recently was unsealed, and Boggs is now set for trial in January.

His attorney, Jim Maus, declined to comment Monday.

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