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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:15 PM

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

Source: New York Times

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

By Patricia Mazzei and Frances Robles

Sept. 10, 2019 Updated 12:50 p.m. ET

MIAMI -- A former top administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday in a major federal corruption investigation that found that the official took bribes from the president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico's shredded electrical grid after Hurricane Maria.

Federal authorities arrested Ahsha Tribble, FEMA's former deputy administrator for the region that includes Puerto Rico, and Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions, prosecutors in Puerto Rico announced. They were accused of conspiring to defraud the federal government, among other charges.

A second FEMA employee, Jovanda R. Patterson, who worked as a deputy chief of staff in Puerto Rico under Ms. Tribble and was later hired by Cobra, was also arrested, said Rosa Emilia Rodrguez Vlez, the United States attorney for Puerto Rico.

Ms. Tribble and Mr. Ellison had a "close personal relationship," Ms. Rodrguez Vlez said, in which Mr. Ellison lavished Ms. Tribble with gifts in exchange for her to use her influence inside FEMA to give Cobra an advantage.
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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/us/puerto-rico-fema-arrests-corruption.html



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JUST IN: The FEMA official who oversaw the reconstruction of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria in 2017 has been arrested in connection with fraud and conspiracy charges.


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mahatmakanejeeves Tuesday OP
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #1
50 Shades Of Blue Tuesday #4
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Leghorn21 Tuesday #3
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

1. Ahsha Tribble?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/us/puerto-rico-fema-arrests-corruption.html

MIAMI — A former top administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday in a major federal corruption investigation that found that the official took bribes from the president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s shredded electrical grid after Hurricane Maria.

Federal authorities arrested Ahsha Tribble, FEMA’s former deputy administrator for the region that includes Puerto Rico, and Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions, prosecutors in Puerto Rico announced. They were accused of conspiring to defraud the federal government, among other charges.

A second FEMA employee, Jovanda R. Patterson, who worked as a deputy chief of staff in Puerto Rico under Ms. Tribble and was later hired by Cobra, was also arrested, said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez, the United States attorney for Puerto Rico.

Ms. Tribble and Mr. Ellison had a “close personal relationship,” Ms. Rodríguez Vélez said, in which Mr. Ellison lavished Ms. Tribble with gifts in exchange for her to use her influence inside FEMA to give Cobra an advantage.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

4. ROFL! She's in trouble!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

2. Damn, I'm tired of the corruption

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:27 PM

3. GREAT NEWS

One by one, you scumbuckets

SO happy to hear this, thank you jeeves!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:07 PM

7. Here's a pic of the "scumbucket."

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:33 PM

5. "federal corruption investigation" means Barr which means a wrist slap or pardon

Depends on how much of a cut trump gets

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:15 PM

6. This is good news.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:13 AM

8. Excellent

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