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Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez is charged with bribery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign, the latest hit to an island with a long history of corruption that brought...

Former Mayor of Guayama, Puerto Rico Sentenced for Accepting Bribes

The former mayor of the Municipality of Guayama, Puerto Rico, Eduardo Cintrón-Suárez, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his involvement in a bribery scheme in which he received cash payments in exchange for executing municipal contracts...

Two Puerto Rico Mayors Arrested and Charged with Accepting Bribes

The mayors of two municipalities in Puerto Rico were arrested yesterday for allegedly engaging in conspiracy, soliciting bribes, and extortion. According to the indictment, unsealed yesterday in the District of Puerto Rico, Javier García-Pérez, 46, Mayor of Aguas Buenas, was...

Puerto Rico mayor pleads guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for municipal contracts

A prominent mayor in Puerto Rico accused of awarding 50 contracts worth nearly $10 million to an asphalt company has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks, federal officials said Thursday. Félix Delgado, who served as mayor...

Puerto Rico legislator Nelson Del Valle Colon, his employees indicted for corruption

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an eight-count indictment against legislator Nelson Del Valle Colon (Del Valle Colon), a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, as well as two of...

Puerto Rico legislator Maria Milagros, husband & son indicted for bribery

A federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a 13-count indictment against legislator María Milagros Charbonier-Laureano (Charbonier), aka “Tata,” a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, as well as her husband Orlando Montes-Rivera (Montes),...

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez faces formal corruption probe

Puerto Rico’s governor and other top officials on Monday became the formal targets of an in-depth government investigation into recent corruption allegations. The U.S. territory’s Special Independent Prosecutor’s Panel agreed to probe the allegations against Gov. Wanda Vázquez and others...

Former Puerto Rico education secretary indicted in bribery and fraud scheme

Puerto Rico’s former Education Secretary Julia Keleher — once considered a rising star and crusading reformer in education circles — has been indicted on allegations she used school land for personal gain, the FBI announced Wednesday. The FBI said Keleher...

Former Attorney for Puerto Rico Towns Convicted for Accepting Bribes

A former attorney for three municipalities in Puerto Rico was convicted of bribery Wednesday. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the FBI’s San Juan Field...

FBI arrests Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario, 7 others on bribery charges

FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Abel Nazario and seven other people who were government employees Wednesday morning for allegedly conspiring to commit fraud. They all face bribery charges for mishandling federal funds in the municipality of Yauco while Nazario...

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India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived”...
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