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FBI arrests former governor of Puerto Rico at home

puerto-rico-Wanda Vázquez-Garced

FBI arrests former governor of Puerto Rico at home

San Juan, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Puerto Rican Governor Wanda Vazquez-Garced was arrested at home on Thursday morning by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for apparent corruption in the financing of her campaign.
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The former governor’s lawyers anticipated more than two months ago the possibility of her arrest for allegedly receiving money for her campaign, in violation of the law, from a banker of Venezuelan origin.

The purpose of the economic contribution to her campaign was to obtain a change in the law to benefit his banking institution.

Vazquez-Garced became governor of Puerto Rico when she held the position of Minister of Justice, after the forced departure of Ricardo Rossello Nevares in the summer of 2019, following 14 days of popular uprising.

FBI Spokeswoman Limary Cruz-Rubio confirmed that two other arrest warrants were issued along with the one for the former governor, as journalist Melissa Correa had said in a tweet.

The arrest of Vazquez-Garced, who months ago had to turn in her cell phone at the request of the FBI, took place at her residence in an urbanization in an upper middle class suburb of San Juan.

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