President Trump came under fire earlier this year for pointing out rampant corruption in Puerto Rico, resulting in a local failure to efficiently respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last year.
During the recovery process with the federal government, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz regularly took to the airwaves to slam President Trump. Often times, she showed up wearing a customized t-shirt to further get her point across.
This morning, her offices were raided by the FBI.
FBI agents were raiding an office on the 15th floor of Torre Municipal de San Juan, according to authorities. The operation was related to suspected corruption in the purchasing department.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said on Twitter that her instruction "is always total collaboration."
"If someone has done something wrong, they should be subjected to due process and face the consequences of their actions," she said.
Decenas de agentes del FBI ocupan el 15to piso de la Torre Municipal. Asi llegaron esta mañana los federales. pic.twitter.com/z3h1CObwLp— Luis Guardiola (@GuardiolaTwitt) October 16, 2018
Why? From Fox News:
The administration of the mayor of San Juan, 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 a local news outlet.
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.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department announced the arrest of former Puerto Rican Mayor Nazario-Quiñones for corruption.
pisses me off watching commentators blaming @POTUS for 3000 hurricane related deaths in #PuertoRico these folks Never wrote or reported anything about PR. There is total ignorance or avoidance of fact power grid was in chaos Power Authority bankrupt & corrupt before #Maria hit.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 11, 2018