Indictment against former governor Wanda Vazquez Garcedo Collects racist expressions made between co-defendants Julio Herrera Velutini, a Venezuelan banker; You Mark Rossinia former agent of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in which Puerto Ricans are compared to “monkeys”.
The former president was arrested this Thursday by federal officials and charged with three corruption charges. He was released on $50,000 “unsecured” bail, which means he does not have to pay the money to the court.
“On March 3, 2020, Herrera wrote to Rossini about the need for an ‘expedition manager’ and how he ‘didn’t want them to put a monkey on Puerto Rico'”The 42-page federal indictment can be read on page 21.
Then, according to the statement, Rossini responded that one of the international consulting firms would be looking for someone from Washington DC, adding: “We need someone who is ours.” Jorge Dávila Vazquez was the campaign manager for Garsed.
The same day, Rossini emailed “International Consulting Firm 2”, as identified in the federal document, which read: “I spoke with Julio on the phone earlier today and he reiterated my desire/need for an experienced campaign manager to work for Wanda as soon as possible. He hopes you have or can find someone like that. who can be present in the campaign soon.”
The indictment also highlights that around January 14, 2020, Herrera Velutini; Francis Diazou, Chief Executive Officer of Bancredito (CEO, in English); You John BlakemanVazquez met with the then governor at La Fortaleza, an ally of the Garçond campaign.”
A few days later, Rossini sent a text message to an unidentified person, explaining that Herrera Velutini, “Personal C” – who has not been identified and is known only as an “investor living in Puerto Rico” – And the other person will finance the “campaign” of the governor of Puerto Rico.”
A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned seven-count indictments against three defendants in a bribery scheme.
According to the federal indictment, between December 2019 and June 2020, Vázquez Garced participated in a bribery scheme with several people, including Herrera Velutini and Rossini, when she was then-governor, to finance the 2020 primary campaign. The bribe received by the governor’s campaign amounted to $300,000 . was more thanAccording to court documents.
See indictment below: