Skip to comments.San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Trump Now Being Investigated for Corruption
Posted on 06/13/2018 8:52:38 PM PDT by Kevin in California
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz infamously picked a fight with President Trump in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last year, the storm that devastated Puerto Rico.
Add to the Trump curse list.
Yep, people just never learn
What is she supposed to have done? I went to Townhall earlier to try to read this but their site is so obnoxious I had to give up.
It’s the Trump Karma Curse.
Don’t be irrationally or falsely hating on Trump.
Who knew she was a scuzzball? ...Almost everyone.
Trump has a way of flushing out these Felonous Fools
Too bad POTUS Trump didn’t call the Mayor a CU*T like Samantha Bee called Ivanka.
That would have been a great T Shirt for the Mayor to wear on TV.
The administration of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (D), who made headlines for her criticisms of President Donald Trumps handling of the relief efforts, is now being investigated for alleged corruption.
According to a local news report from El Vocero de Puerto Rico, the FBI is investigating several suppliers for alleged corruption in San Juan.
It says the investigation was launched after former procurement director Yadira Molina filed a lawsuit claiming she faced punishment for reporting illegal activities to the local comptroller. The investigation has since grown to include several contractors.
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 Yulín Cruz Soto, the report says.
The complaint states that Molina was blocked from her right to report wrongdoing in her capacity as a private citizen, not as a public employee. It says she was retaliated against for reporting an allegedly rigged system and was fired for attempting to report corruption, and includes other additional claims.
There were many reports following the hurricane that U.S. supplies were trapped in the ports, with local corruption preventing proper distribution. The claims were largely dismissed by legacy news outlets as conspiracy, and were used to frame Trumps relief efforts in a negative light. The Trump administration later bypassed local officials, and the U.S. military began delivering the goods directly.
Carlos Osorio, the FBI media representative at the San Juan field office, told The Epoch Times in October 2017 that the FBI received several complaints of alleged corruption in the distribution of relief goods, and that the FBI is required to look into criminal complaints.
She’s a real commie pig working for the boys and girls down at the DNC. Trying to blame President Trump and the U.S. taxpayers for the failure of her government to help the people living there after the hurricane was just about the lowest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do in all my days. She’s a real scumbag. Hopefully, they’ll throw her corrupt commie ass in jail.
The FBI has been drawn into this. The complaint is that several suppliers (in the hurricane affair) may have had some insider position. The procurement director (former, apparently) has said that they were ‘punished’ in some way because they tried to deal with the illegal behavior and had reported this to the local comptroller.
The accusation is that the mayor ‘punished’ this director.
I don’t think much will come out of this because people rarely keep enough notes or evidence to make a case stand up like this. Add to it...it’s the FBI performing the investigation.
Puerto Rico still has not recovered from the hurricanes last year. If they get hit again it will be worse than before.
DJT tried to help but they are too ‘democrat’ to accept it. Trump is a builder. That’s what he does when he’s not being a president. That’s his profession. He builds cities on time and within budget. As I recall he sent some of his own professional contacts in to help restore the infrastructure. This very ‘mayor’ very loud, profane and public manner stated that the president needed to go through the procurement processes. And sent the professionals away. That same procurement process that’s being investigated here for corruption.
So they keep doing what they’re doing and keep getting what they get. I don’t feel sorry for them in any way.
I do feel sorry for the average citizen there. Cruz and her buddies withheld relief supplies from political outsiders. The truck drivers union striking for more money during a disaster needs a good look too.
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