An unexpected federal indictment was just revealed, and Democrats are in shock; they have been embarrassed on the national stage again. President Trump was right all along.
In a stunning turn of events, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official who oversaw the restoration of Puerto Rico’s power grid in the wake of Hurricane Maria has been arrested by the FBI, along with two of his cohorts.
CBS News’ David Begnaud tweeted that they are “accused of enriching themselves & defrauding the fed govt.” The charges reveal a laundry list of alleged criminal acts, including conspiracy to commit bribery, disaster fraud, and wire fraud.
FEMA’s former deputy regional administrator, Ahsha Tribble, and his former chief of staff, Jovanda Patterson, and former Cobra Acquisitions head Donald Keith Ellison were named. Cobra, an energy company, received $1.8 billion in contracts.
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez said, “These defendants were supposed to come to Puerto Rico to help during the recovery after the devastation suffered from Hurricane María.”
She continued: “Instead, they decided to take advantage of the precarious conditions of our electric power grid and engaged in a bribery and honest services wire fraud scheme in order to enrich themselves illegally.”
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