FBI Arrests Puerto Rican Senator On Bribery

Scandal was bubbling on Thursday in Puerto Rico where a local senator was off to face bribery charges.

Sen. Jorge de Castro/official photo
Sen. Jorge de Castro/official photo
By Rebecca Banuchi
Associated Press Writer
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The FBI on Thursday arrested a prominent Puerto Rico lawmaker accused of providing political favors in exchange for cash and services totaling roughly half a million dollars, U.S. officials said.
Puerto Rico Sen. Jorge de Castro Font was indicted by a federal grand jury on 31 criminal counts including bribery, wire fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez Velez said.
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