Crime Fema officials arrested for Puerto Rico corruption

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  1. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino...those-arrested-post-hurricane-puerto-n1051966

    Puerto Rico's lead federal prosecutor, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez, announced Tuesday that three people have been arrested as part of a federal probe into an alleged fraud scheme involving former FEMA officials and hurricane relief funds.

    They face 15 counts including wire and disaster fraud as well as conspiracy to commit fraud.

    Tribble, Patterson and Ellison had come to Puerto Rico in October 2017 as part of the federal government's hurricane recovery efforts, specifically to restore the U.S. territory’s electric power grid. Its destruction had caused the world's second longest blackout.

    According to the indictment filed last week, both Tribble and Patterson received gifts such as hotel stays, access to credit cards and an apartment in New York in exchange for helping Ellison and COBRA Acquisition land hurricane recovery contracts in Puerto Rico.

    COBRA Acquisition obtained two contracts worth over $1.8 billion combined while Tribble was overseeing FEMA's work and Ellison was COBRA's president.
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    Glad corruption is actually being dealt with in terms of arrests and federal criminal charges, rather than useless fines. Unclear as of yet if the higher up to blame fault is on Trump or not. Trump has long blamed corruption in Puerto Rico as the reason why recovery efforts have been slow. Don't know if this is some definite proof of that, or if the people arrested were put to their posts by Trump or enabled by the swamp creatures and not removed long before this.
     
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    LogicalInsanity Love trumps hate. Marianne Williamson for Prez

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    String 'em up.
     
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    This specific misconduct that is being charged is pretty minor stuff in terms of disaster fraud, sadly. Just small-time greasing of government officials overseeing contract awards with minor gifts. Doesn't really signal systemic mismanagement of the recovery effort. What could do that and is thus more worrying is whatever "irregularities" the Puerto Rico power authority initially sniffed out that caused them to cancel the contracts in the first place.
     
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    Raknesh Blue Belt

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    Asha Tribble

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    Donald Ellison

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    Jovanda Patterson
     
  6. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    I like making the faces of the opportunistic shit bags more publicly known like this. Nice.
     
  7. cincymma79

    cincymma79 Silver Belt

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    These aren’t even the first ones caught
     
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    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Highest ranking tho I believe
     
  9. cunglaowins

    cunglaowins Green Belt

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    "Puerto Rico's lead federal prosecutor, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez"
    mostly political, they were trashing Trump not too long ago. They're building up the ammo for the election
     
  10. cincymma79

    cincymma79 Silver Belt

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    A mayor got nabbed a long time ago
     
  11. Low Test With da Best

    Low Test With da Best Yellow Belt Platinum Member

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    Port of RICO amirite??
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    Fluffernutter Red Belt

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    Where will they do their jail time?
     
  13. Low Test With da Best

    Low Test With da Best Yellow Belt Platinum Member

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    Bahamas?

    Too soon?
     
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