Ex-Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vasquez is busted by FBI for bribery scheme

Ex-Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vasquez is busted by FBI for bribery scheme by which she pushed out authorities official in alternate for $300k bribes with Venezuelan financial institution proprietor

  • Vasquez, 62, partook within the scheme in 2020 alongside a former FBI agent, a political advisor, and an Italian financial institution proprietor, the Department of Justice stated
  • She allegedly accepted the bribe to assist her re-election in alternate for ousting the pinnacle of Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions in Puerto Rico
  • Despite the $300,000 bribery enhance which the DOJ says was transferred to her accounts, Vasquez went on to lose the election 

The former governor of Puerto Rico was arrested on Thursday for allegedly eradicating a high-ranking authorities official in return for over $300,000 in funds for her 2020 gubernatorial marketing campaign.

Wanda Vasquez, 62, allegedly accepted the bribe in alternate for ousting the pinnacle of Puerto Rico’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, who was investigating a San Juan financial institution owned by Julio Martín Herrera Velutini. 

She changed the director with any individual hand-picked by Velutini and his advisor, FBI Special Agent Mark Rossini, based on the Department of Justice.

Vasquez, the second feminine governor of Puerto Rico, was operating for reelection on the time after she’d assumed the workplace in 2019 when her predecessor was was pressured out amidst protests.

She ‘demanded’ the official’s resignation in February of 2020, and changed them in May of 2020.  

Despite the $300,000 bribery enhance which the DOJ says was transferred to her accounts, Vasquez went on to lose the election. 

Wanda Vasquez, 62, allegedly accepted the bribe in exchange for ousting the head of Puerto Rico's Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, who was investigating a San Juan bank owned by Julio Martín Herrera Velutini

Wanda Vasquez, 62, allegedly accepted the bribe in alternate for ousting the pinnacle of Puerto Rico’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, who was investigating a San Juan financial institution owned by Julio Martín Herrera Velutini 

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