San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (D) made headlines back in September when she blamed President Trump for a weak response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. She quickly became a darling of the leftist media anxious to smear the president. But now, she’s being investigated for alleged corruption regarding her handling of the crisis.
The Epoch Times reports:
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.
At the time there were many reports on U.S. supplies being trapped at the ports. Local corruption was blamed for the lack of distribution. Cruz was quick to blame President Trump for the problems despite not providing any evidence. President Trump eventually bypassed local officials and had the U.S. military deliver goods directly.
There have been a number of complaints regarding the distribution and the local FBI office is investigating.