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Puerto Rico Mayor Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

From: The Hill

A mayor in Puerto Rico pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks after he was accused of awarding 50 contracts worth almost $10 million to an asphalt company.

After resigning on Tuesday, Félix Delgado, who was the mayor of the town of Cataño, will be sentenced in March 2022 and faces up to five years in prison, according to The Associated Press

U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow said Delgado met with the company’s owner between 2017 to 2021 to receive watches and cash as part of the scheme, the AP said.

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