The former governor of Puerto Rico was arrested Thursday in San Juan on bribery charges related to the alleged financing of her 2020 reelection campaign, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Wanda Vázquez Garced, a member of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party who had previously promised to fight corruption, was scheduled to appear in federal court on Aug. 4 in Puerto Rico.
“I am innocent. I have not committed any crime,” she told reporters on Thursday. “I assure you that they have committed a great injustice against me.”
Vázquez Garced is accused of accepting campaign services worth over $300,000 from the head of an international bank in exchange for firing the head of a regulatory office that was investigating the bank….


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