Ten Puerto Rico government officials arrested by the FBI

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Ten high-ranking members of the government of Puerto Rico were recently arrested by the FBI.

The 25-count indictment included bribery, extortion, wire fraud, embezzlement, perjury, and money laundering of US federal funds.

Specifically, the defendants placed family members and friends in key government agency jobs. These “key hires” then doled out government contracts and federal funds, as directed by the defendants.

The key hires also withheld payments to legitimate but “unconnected” contractors, then charged them a “fee” for the release of these payments. In some cases, the fee was 50%.

In this manner, millions of dollars of government funds were systematically embezzled …and in some instances, the embezzlement continued for nearly 20 years.

http://www.univision.com/puerto-rico/wlii/noticias/corrupcion/federales-arrestan-a-anaudi-hernandez-y-otras-9-personas-por-corrupcion

https://www.fbi.gov/sanjuan/press-releases/2015/ten-individuals-indicted-for-conspiracy-to-commit-federal-programs-bribery-honest-services-wire-fraud-and-extortion

The individuals arrested were:

  1. Anaudi Hernández Pérez, businessman and political fund raiser
  2. Xavier González Calderón, Administrator for the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
  3. Sally López Martínez, Administrator of the Puerto Rico Workforce Development Administration
  4. Ivonne M. Falcón Nieves, Vice President and Treasurer of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA)
  5. Sonia M. Barreto Colón, Purchasing Director of AAA
  6. Marielis Falcón Nieves, Purchasing Director at AAA
  7. Victor R. Burgos Cotto, Director of Technology for the House of Representatives
  8. Glenn O. Rivera Pizarro, special assistant for administration at the House of Representatives
  9. Javier A. Muñiz Álvarez, businessman
  10. Carlos F. Luna Cruz, businessman

Now in August 2016, the plot has thickened.

The ten defendants are talking…more like singing, loudly and passionately, in order to lighten their own sentences.

The stories range from poisonous oil at PREPA, to drug deals in the Police Department, to fake $400,000 telephone systems. 

THE GOVERNMENT PHONES DON’T WORK! 

One bit of corruption was so ridiculously inept, that even the government couldn’t cover it up.

As reported by the Puerto Rico press, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Jaime Perelló received $45,000 in cash as a “campaign contribution” arranged by one of the above defendants.

In exchange for this $45,000 “contribution,” the donor received a contract to upgrade the telephone system of the entire Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

Unfortunately, the donor had no experience in this work. So when the job was completed…

The phones did not work!

THE FALL OF THE SPEAKER

This outrageous pay-to-play scheme occurs all over the island of Puerto Rico…but the telephone scam occurred in the Capital building, right under the nose of the island’s press.

This one they couldn’t hide.

Tomorrow we will detail Part II of this story: the Speaker Brought Down by a Bad Telephone.

 

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34 Comments on “Ten Puerto Rico government officials arrested by the FBI

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  3. This is a daily occurrence in the US, and it goes largely unchecked. The FBI comes here to flex it’s muscles and instill in the people a sense that they are indispensable here. I’m all for erradicating corruption…but lets be fair and fought corruption without regard to political parties. I firmly believe that the federal government uses these investigations to manipulate elections on the island. Ever wonder why these big investigations come right before election time?

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  4. A lo que nos llevado alejandro , sus amigos del alma y el Partido Popular esto ha sido los actos de corrupción mas grande en la historia politica de Puerto Rico , qué vergüenza

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  5. Ahora nos empujan en la Junta de Control Fiscal a uno de los que mas ayudaron para entrap en esta debacle, verdant Carlos Garcia

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  6. This is the same type of CORRUPTION we see in the United States!! PAY FOR PLAY! HOWEVER, in the United States where is the FBI??? Clrealy Hillary Clinton is corrupt and committed serious crimes with her email scandal and yet the FBI does nothing!!!

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  7. Apparently, many, many years back a polititian appropriated $300.00 that were supposed to be used for the purchase of an air conditioner.
    For this “extremely corrupt act” he was put in jail for several years, “the lesson”: Never be si cheap as to steal only $300.00, “Be big, Think big” and the system will forget about you.
    So sad to be writing this and accept that “most everyone” to get into politics/government have only the intention of “STEALING ALL THEY CAN.”
    But since the Federal Government does not do nothing, they keep on with the party 🎉🎉🎉

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  8. when you steal & and take food away from Gods chosen which is the sick the poor black brown and native american indian who were robbed from there land yes there land America.will suffer and pay in.bad way .its called Karma!! if you have beef with Jesus you better startby getting on your knees and ask for forgiveness or your souls will burn.Que Papa Dios me los bendigas a todos .a mi gente de africa el caribe completo y a la isla De Dios Mi Puerto Rico!! Amen!!

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  9. A RESPONSE FOR MARCELO:

    Marcelo
    August 17, 2016

    They had good teachers,americanos.

    MARCELO: JUST KNOW, THAT 99.5% OF THE NORTH AMERICAN POPULATION ESSENTIALLY HAS NO CLUE ABOUT PR’S PLIGHT. I’M TAKING IT THAT YOU MEAN THE OTHER .5% OF THOSE “NORTH AMERICANOS.” IT’S THESE SAME AMERICANOS THAT HAVE BEEN MAKING LIFE INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT FOR THOSE ON THE MAINLAND AS WELL.

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  10. Although they should pay via, restitution, $ recouped should go into infrastructure & job creation not hedge funds, so that the people will start to trust the process

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  11. Why did this take so long to figure out US and P.R.? All those that profited illegally should pay back.

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  12. Noticias viejas esto pasa en todas las administraciones. Mientras sigan votando por ellos ellos siguieran con sus amigos en Estados Unidos destruyiendo a Puerto Rico. El pendejo es el pueblo…levántate antes que tenga que hacer fila para comer.

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  13. The gains these individual made due to their stealing including financing educational financing of their children’ should be frozen. All assets property and belongings should be redirected as asset forfeiture to poor communities on the island. These 10 individual should only keep what they had prior to their stealing.

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  14. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Corruption at higher levels!! “en high-ranking members of the government of Puerto Rico were recently arrested by the FBI.”
    What else is new? Collusion for the demise of Puerto Rico’s identity … they learned well from the “master”!!

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  15. It sure took a long time to shine a light on the corruption…who else was involved from the heights?

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  16. CRIM should be investigated because they fraud me saying that I sign papers and the signature on paper looks like they copied my signature. I will take this to high court.

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  17. WE NEED AN ACT OF GOD TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION FROM PUERTO RICO STARTING WITH; GOVERNOR PADILLA, HIS LEGISLATORS, CONSULTANTS AND POPULAR PARTY SYMPATHISERS, WHO ARE STEALING UNDER THE TABLE. THIS INCLUDES THE CONTRACTED OUT AMERICANITA REQUESTING THE SUM OF $9.8 MILLIONS TO COMPLETE HER BULL-SHIT STUDY ON THE STATUS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (AEE) KILLING THE PUBLIC WITH THEIR ENERGY USE INCREASES INCLUDING PROJECTED HIGH CHRISTMAS BONOSES! DOES PUERTO RICO HAVE AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM (DEFESET) OR WHAT? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THIS PICTURE? WHY DOESN’T THE FBI INTERVIEN IN THESE SITUATION AND ARREST ALL OF THESE BASTERS, WHICH IS SO OBVIOUS EVEN TO A BLIND PERSON? WHERE ON EARTH IS THE ALLOCATED $1.5 MILLION BY PRESIDENT BORACK OBAMA FOR PUBLIC HEARRINGS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF THE PLEBISITO, WHICH RECIEVED A “YES” (SI) IN 2012? WHO’S POCKETTING THIS MONEY AMONG THESE BASTERS? HURRY UP AND GET RID OF THIS POPULAR PARTY WHICH FOR DECADES HAVE BEEN THE COURSE OF POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION IN THIS ISLAND. DON’T COUNT ON THE PUBLIC TO PROTEST, BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE PPD, INDEPENDENTISTAS, IMMIGRANTS AND DOMINICANS SYMPATHISERS RECEIVING EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK. NOT JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION IN PUERTO RICO MADE HUNDREDS OF NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING DOMINICANS CITIZENS OF THE USA!!! THIS SHIT HAS REALLY HIT THE CEILING AND WHAT HAS THE FBI DONE?

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  18. A RESPONSE TO ANGEL Y AIDABIRD6

    Angel
    August 17, 2016

    Now if they can get rid of the great American financial control board and the 1920 merchant marine ( Jone’s Act ) “NOW” then I know they really mean business. Otherwise it’s just another camouflage.

    aidabird6
    August 17, 2016

    Isn’t that what the Federal Control Board just legalized to themselves with PROMESA? Acceptance of bribery, extortion and money laundering from those who wish government contracts and use of federal funds?

    YES. I THINK YOU ARE BOTH ON TO IT. IT’S A DISTRACTION, SO THAT YOU GET YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL TO WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT, AND HAPPENING NOW.

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  20. Well 20 years is a long time and tell me, why did it take the ever shrewd US authorities to notice what was happening? Is it possible people in the US mainland were getting money under the table to look the other way? I mean really, 20 years and only now are arrests made? It almost seems like an excuse to trash the island because of high government corruption. Sadly the people of Puerto Rico bear no responsibility in this yet the people of the island are paying the price and now all eyes are set on sending tourist dollars to Cuba. I am happy for Cuba, but Puerto Rico’s population is sadly paying for this top level corruption.

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  21. Isn’t that what the Federal Control Board just legalized to themselves with PROMESA? Acceptance of bribery, extortion and money laundering from those who wish government contracts and use of federal funds?

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  22. Everyone gossiped about it. Too bad it took so long. Keep looking guys. There has to be a few more.

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  23. An not a fan of PROMESA Financial Control Board but these investigations and arrests were panned and executed by the Us Dept of Justice and FBI with zero input from said Board which is not yet in place. Rampant official corruption happens all over the world, unfortunately. In this instance it does look like PR’s is out of control and maybe it needs external oversight.

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  24. Now if they can get rid of the great American financial control board and the 1920 merchant marine ( Jone’s Act ) “NOW” then I know they really mean business. Otherwise it’s just another camouflage.

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  25. A “quítate tú pa’ ponerme yo” new era of plundering is coming in the guise of the financial control board.

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  26. I am glad to know that these individuals are not longer available to commit these type of crimes.

    They are hurting the real honest people of our island.

    They should not be allowed to come back in politics or in government. It is shameful…their behavior should not be acceptable!

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