In an enormous web of corruption, the Puerto Rico Power and Electrical Authority (PREPA) has been charged with diverting $100 MILLION A YEAR from the people of Puerto Rico to a conspiracy ring of government officials. A lawsuit has named 20 defendants, charging all of them with receiving bribes and defrauding the entire island.
The most shocking allegation is that these defendants were not investigated…because the FBI and US Attorney’s office in Puerto Rico, are a part of the conspiracy. Here is the entire legal complaint:
FBI announces ten arrests in Puerto Rico…but NOT of PREPA officials
THE FEDERAL COMPLAINT
A detailed analysis of this complaint, shows exactly how government officials and lab directors (including a lab director named Luis Fortuño) manipulated the oil purchasing process, in order to overcharge the people of Puerto Rico for $40 billion in illegally imported oil.
After the New York Times reported on this scandal, the Puerto Rico Senate scheduled some investigative hearings that were so explosive, that witnesses refused to testify.
Administrator of the PREPA Fuel Purchasing Office, Edwin Rodríguez, and his attorney José Andreu Font, walk out of a Senate hearing
This unwillingness to testify is not surprising: with the government of Puerto Rico about to go bankrupt, and the arrival of a Financial Control Board within a few weeks, there is a strong possibility that several people will go to jail.
But the greatest shock is the recent report of “law enforcement professionals” – FBI agents, US Attorney personnel, and their families – who may have received payments to ensure that no investigations, indictments or arrests ever occurred.
Ten arrests at PRASA…but NO arrests at PREPA
The allegation of “protection payments” to exclude PREPA from government prosecutions, gains added credibility when it is compared to recent events at PRASA.
On December 3, 2015, the FBI arrested ten Puerto Rico government officials and businessmen. The arrestees include Anaudi Hernández Pérez, who is in charge of campaign finances for the Governor of Puerto Rico and for the Popular Democratic Party (PPD); a former vice president of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA); the current head of PRASA purchasing; and the administrator of the Workforce Development Administration (WDA).
The defendants were charged with extortion, money laundering, wire fraud, and federal program bribery at PRASA.
Yet with a twenty-year history of fraudulent oil purchasing, as proven sixteen years ago in a US federal court (Negrón v. Caleb Brett, 212 F.3rd 666, 2000) and documented two months ago in the New York Times, no one has been indicted, arrested or charged at PREPA.
THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO GET STUCK WITH THE BILL
Whatever the outcome of all this, one thing is certain: hustlers on Wall Street and thieves in the Commonwealth government, have been feasting on Puerto Rico for decades…and now when the bill comes due, these criminals want the people of Puerto Rico to pay it for them.
A powerful book by journalist Jay Fonseca, Banquete Total, discusses this tragedy in great detail.
Within a few months, more schools and hospitals will close. More people will lose their jobs and pensions. The banquet is over…and the politicians and money manipulators who feasted for decades, are the ones who should pay for it.
Not the people of Puerto Rico.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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