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FBI in Puerto Rico investigating if corrupt local officials are 'withholding' or 'mishandling' crucial supplies

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techbeck    4,967

FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace.

 

The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month.

 

“The complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told Fox News.

Osorio, an agent with the FBI in San Juan, said the bureau was investigating the allegations.

 

“The U.S. attorney has made it clear if anyone is caught mishandling FEMA supplies, they will be prosecuted and could end up facing anywhere from five to 20 years in prison," Osorio said.

 

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/12/fbi-in-puerto-rico-investigating-if-corrupt-local-officials-are-withholding-or-mishandling-crucial-supplies.html

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DocM    12,605

Why am I not surprised....?

 

Not a surprise, but very disappointing. As usual, the greedy local officials  diminish the credibility of the good ones. 

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