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SAN JUAN — A former attorney for three municipalities in Puerto Rico was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of four counts of bribery in connection to programs receiving federal funds. Alejandro Carrasco, 64, of San Juan, was convicted by a federal jury of four counts

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and $5.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan Tuesday, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea off of St. Croix. The suspected smugglers

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Sunday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated October 12, following the interception of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. One of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico to

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. Two of the interdicted migrants remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges

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SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded approximately 1,981 kilograms of cocaine, 28 kilograms of amphetamines and six suspected smugglers at Sector San Juan Friday, following two separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea. The seized illegal narcotics have a wholesale value of at least

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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SAN JUAN — A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted 75 people accused of running a multi million dollar drug trafficking ring and of throwing bodies of victims to caimans. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said today that the group had operated since 2006 and sold drugs including

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FOUND GUILTY: YAIRA COTTO FLORES [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — A federal jury in Puerto Rico has found a teacher guilty of transporting a 14-year-old male student to a motel with the intent to have sex. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday that Yaira Cotto Flores was

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‘OUT THE BOX’: Forensic worker moves a body at a San Juan crime scene in January, Puerto Rico’s deadliest month in recent years. SAN JUAN — Just a half hour from the charming cobblestone streets of Old San Juan loom the boxy World War II-era public housing projects, now home to thousands of

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FBI agents escort police officers and prison guards arrested in a major anti-corruption operation across the U.S. commonwealth to the Puerto Rico Federal Court Building in San Juan, October 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Ana Martinez) SAN JUAN — Four former or current Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted on allegations they

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