Reports show that the massive Anti-Trump San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yelin Cruz just had her office raided by the FBI. Liberal officials have run amok for years and it looks like the time to pay the piper is at hand.
Cruz, of course, is the outspoken San Juan mayor who appeared regularly on television during and after Hurricane Maria last year, blaming the Trump administration for failing to address the situation in Puerto Rico. Cruz even donned a “Nasty Woman” shirt in one interview.
She’s recently been making the rounds on late night television on the mainland, appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show to discuss (and condemn) the Trump administration’s hurricane response, according to The Daily Wire.
But, as administration officials — including President Donald Trump — have pointed out, many of the problems rescuers faced were the result of local failures, including a lack of infrastructure, government favoritism, and rampant corruption. Cruz and others are alleged to have hampered, and occasionally blocked, the distribution of much-needed supplies to Puerto Ricans without food, water, medicine, or electricity.
And now, it seems, the FBI is trying to get to the bottom of exactly what’s going on in San Juan.
FBI agents were seen raiding an office on the 15th and 14th floor of Torre Municipal de San Juan, according to authorities. The operation was related to suspected corruption in the purchasing department.
Allegations made by a former employee point to a pattern of favoritism with a company that has bid for projects with the city, El Nuevo Día reported.
“We are seeking documents and evidence that support this allegation,” FBI spokesman Carlos Osorio said. “This search will help us confirm if allegations are true or not. We will look through every document, bill, email…anything that will let us clarify the claims.”
Fox News reported that, shortly after Cruz became mayor, Molina claims a supply company was granted “preferred supplier” status which paid them more than three times what regular suppliers made. She also alleges that other city officials engaged in a corrupt scheme to steer business the preferred supplier’s way.
Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing.
For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm.
“She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”
A bartender at a popular hotel in Old San Juan told Fox she feels like a political pawn. But complaints from constituents are largely being ignored.
At the very least, we should learn more about the wasted disaster relief supplies she complained about ‘not having’ while, in reality, they were left abandoned to spoil in the sun.