Trump-bashing Puerto Rican mayor facing FBI corruption probe

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: Her t-shirt speaks volumes

This comes as no surprise. As most people know, Puerto Rico (run by demorats) has an “unshakable culture of corruption.”

From Fox News: The mayor of Puerto Rico who shot to international fame after criticizing President Trump for not doing enough to help Hurricane Maria victims is being investigated by the FBI on corruption charges, according to multiple news outlets.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her administration are under fire for allegedly obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims of the category-4 hurricane that leveled much of the tiny U.S. territory nearly nine months ago.

The FBI reportedly launched the investigation following a February lawsuit filed by Yadira Molina, the former director of procurement. Molina claims she was retaliated against for reporting “alleged irregular acts” to the local comptroller.

“On February 21, Molina sued the city council after reporting alleged acts of corruption in the shopping division in the town hall under the administration of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto,” according to El Vocero de Puerto Rico.

The report says Molina claims she was punished for reporting on the allegedly rigged system and that she was blocked from her right “to report wrongdoing in her capacity as a private citizen, not as a public employee.”

Shortly after Cruz became mayor, Molina claims a supply company was granted “preferred supplier” status which paid them more than three times what regular suppliers made. She also alleges that other city officials engaged in a corrupt scheme to steer business the preferred supplier’s way.

Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing.

For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm. “She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”

A bartender at a popular hotel in Old San Juan told Fox she feels like a political pawn. But complaints from constituents are largely being ignored.

Instead, Cruz’s feud with the president over recovery efforts have turned her into a liberal star – and it’s a role she seems to be relishing. Her global close-up has morphed into a parade of self-promotion.

She’s showed up on numerous television shows – including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and scored a high-profile invite to the State of the Union as the guest of New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She was also featured on Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2018.

Last month, she traveled to Connecticut to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the Latinas & Power Symposium, which promotes Hispanic professional women. She then went on to Boston to receive an honorary doctorate and give the baccalaureate address at Boston University.

Back home in Puerto Rico, officials say the island remains in desperate need of help and is woefully unprepared should another storm hit soon. Among other things, there is little to no water or diesel fuel for generators. This year’s hurricane season started June 1.

A new Harvard University study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of people who died in Puerto Rico as the result of Maria could top 4,600. The official number issued by the U.S. territory is 64.

Multiple attempted to reach Cruz were unsuccessful.

An FBI spokesperson said the agency does not comment on ongoing investigations.

DCG

23 responses to “Trump-bashing Puerto Rican mayor facing FBI corruption probe

  1. Why is that the ducks that quack the loudest are the problem?

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  2. Mike S Goodmann

    She is mayor of San Juan, not of all PR. Yes, I’m glad to see that she’s under investigation. I hope that she won’t prove to be another corrupt crook like the last mayor of Nashville TN!

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  3. HAHAHA! good, she, and others, deserve it!
    I remember watching that horrible aftermath unfold and seeing videos of that “nasty” female wearing anti-trump and “help us we are dying” tshirts and wondering how in the world did she have time to get meme tshirts during all of this tragedy?
    maybe the probe will uncover that 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  4. I propose being anti-Trump as a new yardstick and indicator for corruption, illegality, and immorality.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. If an honest investigator followed most any democrat politician they’d likely find criminal activity in short order.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Karma’s a bitch …

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Is her last name Clinton? PR being raped by another demorat the same way they did Hati. In most countries, after a major disaster, they shoot looters on sight. Maybe the storm victims/survivors will get lucky and someone will shoot this looter!

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  8. I am pleased no end by the news that they are investigating this chislin’ crook. It was nothing short of outrageous that she was withholding life saving items from these poor people who were just barely hanging on. I have no doubt that she would look great in prison orange jumpsuits!

    It is a wonderful thing when we can ferret out one criminal after another and have them stand under the bright lights, and inspect the felonious behavior they have indulged in.

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    • ” I have no doubt that she would look great in prison orange jumpsuits!”
      The REAL fun begins when she’s incarcerated and meets up with an angry PR-American inmate who had family there among those she caused terrible hardship for. Hello,Karma?

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  9. The United States owes puerto rico nothing. My family and I lived there three years, from 64 to 67, and it was clear then, and now they had no desire to become a state there of, or any part of a state there of.

    Even the faux ‘federal reserve’ based its U.S. branch of the world bank in puerto rico, as they have no legitimate right to an office on any part of the U.S. main land.

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    • Puerto Ricans by birth have American citizenship and can move freely between the island and the U.S. mainland. As it is not a state, Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. They are eligible to receive food stamps, free medical care, so far so good, however, the word statehood to them is the biggest curse ever to a Puerto Rican politician, how sad.

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  10. ManCavePatriot

    The Big Pharma companies have used PR as a tax dodge for decades and the residents have received nothing except an industrial waste dump.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Cruz’ calendar appointments definitely seemed to increase after she stabbed San Juan in the back. Carmen also must have very much pleased her handlers in order to be propelled to TIME Person of the Year.

    Molina is a very brave lady to whistleblow on Crooked-Carmen. Hang her high in Old San Juan!

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  12. She needs another word on her T-Shirt…BWITCH!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Patrick Cornell

    We need enhanced penalties for politicians who betray the public trust.

    Liked by 1 person

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