FBI Arrests Former Top Puerto Rico Officials In Government Corruption Scandal

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Probably all Dims. That island is a hotbed of corruption. Enough already, give them their independence and let us be done with it.



U.S. authorities have unsealed a corruption indictment against two former top officials in Puerto Rico for directing some $15.5 million in contracts to favored businesses, allegedly edging out other firms for the lucrative government work despite allegations of being unqualified.
The two former Puerto Rico leaders — Julia Keleher, who was the secretary of the island's department of education before stepping down in April, and Ángela Ávila-Marrero, who led Puerto Rico's Health Insurance Administration until last month — were arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday.
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Federal authorities also arrested and charged Glenda Ponce-Mendoza and Mayra Ponce-Mendoza, who are sisters who worked as education consultants; Fernando Scherrer Caillet, an executive at the auditing firm BDO; and consultant Alberto Velázquez Piñol. The 32-count indictment accuses the defendants of charges including wire fraud, theft and money laundering.
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Probably all Dims. That island is a hotbed of corruption. Enough already, give them their independence and let us be done with it.



U.S. authorities have unsealed a corruption indictment against two former top officials in Puerto Rico for directing some $15.5 million in contracts to favored businesses, allegedly edging out other firms for the lucrative government work despite allegations of being unqualified.
The two former Puerto Rico leaders — Julia Keleher, who was the secretary of the island's department of education before stepping down in April, and Ángela Ávila-Marrero, who led Puerto Rico's Health Insurance Administration until last month — were arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday.
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Federal authorities also arrested and charged Glenda Ponce-Mendoza and Mayra Ponce-Mendoza, who are sisters who worked as education consultants; Fernando Scherrer Caillet, an executive at the auditing firm BDO; and consultant Alberto Velázquez Piñol. The 32-count indictment accuses the defendants of charges including wire fraud, theft and money laundering.
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FBI Arrests Former Top Puerto Rico Officials In Government Corruption Scandal
I also favor independence for Puerto Rico, but we'd have to assume their debt. We can't cut them loose with massive, crippling debt and the damage from Hurricane Maria.

 
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Tens-of-billion in unfunded pension liabilities.

Puerto Rico filed a form of bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure about $120 billion of debt and pension obligations. Its oversight board, which has been feuding with Roswell over spending priorities, is expected to soon unveil a proposed plan of adjustment for the island’s core government debt, which includes a more than $50 billion unfunded pension liability.​


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The left "care" about Puerto Rico, because of their votes. They could care less about the people themselves, as they are the Pretend Party. They pretend to care, because it makes them think they hold the high ground, caring so much for the poor and downtrodden, as they sip their lattes in cafes where a minority is not to be found --- except serving them coffee.
 
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The left "care" about Puerto Rico, because of their votes. They could care less about the people themselves, as they are the Pretend Party. They pretend to care, because it makes them think they hold the high ground, caring so much for the poor and downtrodden, as they sip their lattes in cafes where a minority is not to be found --- except serving them coffee.

They want to make PR a state. Just give them their independence already. Too bad Trump can't EO them their independence.
 
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They want to make PR a state. Just give them their independence already. Too bad Trump can't EO them their independence.
There is danger in expanding our territory. I am fine with helping Puerto Rico, but statehood? No, I think we have enough states, and we have a difficult time managing them. One more state doesn't make America better.

Convince me otherwise?
 
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The left "care" about Puerto Rico, because of their votes. They could care less about the people themselves, as they are the Pretend Party. They pretend to care, because it makes them think they hold the high ground, caring so much for the poor and downtrodden, as they sip their lattes in cafes where a minority is not to be found --- except serving them coffee.
Not unfair. Puerto Rico's issues have existed, to my knowledge, since the 1970's at least. No Democratic president had made these people a priority.
 
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