Mexico fires official whose daughter punished restaurant and set off influence-abuse flap

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The Mexican government has fired an official whose daughter sent inspectors to shut down a restaurant that didn't give her the table she wanted.

It's the latest comeuppance for the wealthy and well-connected who have recently caused anger in Mexico with arrogant behavior in public.

Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says the government decided to fire the head of the country's consumer protection agency because his daughter got inspectors to partly close an upscale Mexico City bistro.

Osorio Chong said Wednesday that the actions by the daughter of Humberto Benitez Trevino and inspectors she sicced on the restaurant had hurt the agency's image.

The daughter had earlier expressed her anger on social networking sites about not getting the table.