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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:56 AM

FBI agents investigate $4.7 million deal in Puerto Rico yet ignore multibillion-dollar frauds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Some 25 FBI agents this week raided municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, searching through documents and seizing digital records following an anonymous tip called into the comptroller’s office over how the mayor’s office awards government contracts – specifically, a $4.7 million deal with a construction company.

Since the FBI has for years ignored compelling evidence of a massive $11 billion financial fraud and a $1 billion fuel oil fraud scheme, both involving Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is constantly butting heads with President Donald Trump on social media, the appearance of politically motivated reprisal is inescapable.

Trump’s animosity towards Cruz was already on display last month when he said there would be no statehood for the US territory as long as critics such as the San Juans mayor remain in office.

In response, Cruz called Trump’s comments about statehood just another effort to avoid responsibility for his administration’s “negligence” in its widely criticized response to last year’s Hurricane Maria.

Read more: https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/10/19/fbi-agents-investigate-4-7-million-deal-in-puerto-rico-yet-ignore-multibillion-dollar-frauds/

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