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Sat Jun 3, 2017, 03:04 PM

Former Puerto Rico senator and businessman found guilty of bribery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Former Puerto Rico senator Hector Martinez Maldonado and Juan Bravo Fernandez, the former president of one of the largest private security companies in Puerto Rico, have been convicted of bribery following a four-week trial in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Martinez Maldonado, 48, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Bravo Fernandez, 62, of San Juan, were each convicted on Wednesday of federal program bribery.

According to evidence presented at trial, Martinez Maldonado was elected to the Puerto Rico Senate in 2004 and began serving a four-year term in January 2005. He was reelected in 2008. Beginning in 2005, Martinez Maldonado served as chairman of the Puerto Rico Public Safety Committee, exercising significant control over legislation related to security and community safety.

Bravo Fernandez was the president and chief executive officer of Ranger American, one of the largest private security firms in Puerto Rico.

Read more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Former-Puerto-Rico-senator-and-businessman-found-guilty-of-bribery-34617.html

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