San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang resigns

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San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang resigns at a news conference October 19, 2010

San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang announced he’s resigning today. Police arrested him on Friday on suspicion of assault and robbery.

Albert Huang, 35, barely looked up from a letter he prepared as he announced he's stepping down as the city's mayor. He says he needs to focus on the case, though authorities have not formerly charged him.

Huang was arrested on suspicion of felony robbery and assault and battery. It happened after an argument between Huang and an unidentified woman, who witnesses said clung to the SUV Huang drove away after he allegedly tried to take her purse.

Huang's attorneys did most of the talking today. Huang was emotional and he left the news conference early in tears.

Huang says he's done much for San Gabriel. He was elected mayor in March. Huang maintains his innocence in the case.

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