BREAKING: FEMA official arrested on bribery, fraud charges surrounding Puerto Rico hurricane

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BY TEAM DML / SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 /

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A former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official was reportedly arrested on Tuesday, charged with taking bribes from a company responsible for restoring power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Federal officials arrested former Deputy Administrator Ahsha Tribble, who oversaw the FEMA region including Puerto Rico, and the former President of Cobra Acquisitions Donald Keith Ellison, accusing them of conspiring to defraud the federal government, according to media reports.

The article goes on to state the following:

“They took advantage of one of the most vulnerable moments in the history of Puerto Rico to enrich themselves,” the U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez, told The New York Times.

Ellison would allegedly reward Tribble with gifts such as a helicopter tour over Puerto Rico, plane tickets and hotel stays. In exchange, the FEMA official would advocate to Cobra’s advantage during the recovery efforts.

President Trump has long maintained there is corruption in Puerto Rico. CBS reporter David Begnaud, who has covered other corruption stories surrounding Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, tweeted the following additional details:

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3 Comments

  1. Jeanne Lewis September 10th, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    GET THE MAYOR, SHE IS A DISGRACE, CHECK HER BANK ACCOUNT!

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  2. Dennis September 10th, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Trump called this one too…he catches so much shit-until he is proven right again. I bet there won’t be any apologies here….

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  3. Douglas Schmitt September 10th, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    And the MSM says nothing, because Trump was right as usual.

    Reply

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