FBI Arrests Former Aides to Puerto Rico’s Governor in Corruption Probe

HeadlineJul 11, 2019
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The FBI on Wednesday arrested six people on corruption charges related to Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria, including two top officials in the administration of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. A 32-count indictment charges the officials—including the former head of Puerto Rico’s Health Insurance Administration and the island’s former education secretary—with illegally funneling federal funding to politically connected contractors. Following Wednesday’s arrests, Arizona Democratic Congressmember Raúl Grijalva, who chairs the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico, called on Governor Rosselló to resign.

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