Vocal anti-Trump critic Carmen Yelin Cruz who is the Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico has reportedly had her offices raided by the FBI. The raid comes as a result of a corruption investigation into the mayor.
According to The Daily Wire:
Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including the office of San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yelin Cruz, looking for evidence to substantiate allegations of “corruption” within San Juan’s city government.
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.
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.
It is being reported that the investigation centers around the mayor and more specifically her favoritism to certain companies and suppliers who charged the city more than other competitors. Raising suspicions that there was something that persuaded the mayor to pick these certain companies over the needs of her constituents.