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General Category => National News/Current Events => Topic started by: Free Vulcan on September 13, 2018, 10:05:00 PM

Title: Puerto Rican mayor, two other gov officials arrested on corruption charges
Post by: Free Vulcan on September 13, 2018, 10:05:00 PM


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said Thursday.

The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and the former directors of finance for the northern town of Toa Baja, which has struggled to pay its employees amid an 11-year recession.

U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez told reporters that the former officials from Toa Baja are accused of using nearly $5 million worth of federal funds to pay the town's public employees and municipal contractors.

"Not only is that illegal, it's immoral," she said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-puerto-rico-mayor-arrested-corruption-20180707-story.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-puerto-rico-mayor-arrested-corruption-20180707-story.html)
Title: Re: Puerto Rican mayor, two other gov officials arrested on corruption charges
Post by: Bigun on September 13, 2018, 10:11:52 PM
Trumps fault!
Title: Re: Puerto Rican mayor, two other gov officials arrested on corruption charges
Post by: Wingnut on September 13, 2018, 10:21:24 PM
Tip of the iceberg.  If I was Carmen Yulín Cruz I'd be watching my ass.