$3 Million In Fraud Charged To Puerto Rico Mayor

Sooner or later the enemies of President Donald Trump, the ones who go out of their way to embarrass him, will have enough rope to hang themselves. Such is the case in Puerto Rico where San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz stand accused of embezzling $3 million of taxpayer money.

According to the Associated Press, a Puerto Rican mayor and two additional island officials have now been charged with corruption.

Western Journal reports: Although the alleged crimes go back before Hurricane Maria made landfall in the Caribbean, the arrests paint a dire picture of widespread corruption and misuse of government funds during the same general time frame as the disaster.

“The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and the former directors of finance for the northern town of Toa Baja,” the AP reported.

“U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez told reporters that the former officials from Toa Baja are accused of using nearly $5 million worth of federal funds to pay the town’s public employees and municipal contractors,” the newswire continued.

“Not only is that illegal, it’s immoral,” Rodriguez added.

Puerto Rico officials are accused of taking millions of dollars that was granted by the United States for assistance programs and re-directing it wherever they saw fit, such as taking $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and using it to pay town employees.


Remember, these are the people who appeared on CNN and tried to compare the Trump response to Maria to the Bush response to Katrina (yet another Democratically created disaster that could have been avoided) all in an effort to shame the president.

It is believed that there are other people involved, so this cleanup effort is not over in Puerto Rico by a long shot. However, the mayor and her friends are going to face the music for their misuse of funds.




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