Category: Puerto Rico

Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing | USAO-PR

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP)….

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Convictions for the President, Secretary, and an Associate of theWeight Loss Company BAJA PESO YA INC. | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Michelle Andujar-González, the president of BAJA PESO YA INC., Sahen L. Maldonado-López, the secretary, and María de Lourdes Irizarry-Rodríguez, an associate of the company, were…

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Eight Individuals Indicted and Arrested for Unemployment Benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Fraud | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, P.R. – On October 27 and 28, 2021, the Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned six separate indictments charging eight (8) individuals with fraud…

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Four Individuals Indicted For Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On September 23, 2021, a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a 14-count indictment against four defendants for conspiracy to possess…

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Colombian Dentist Sentenced For Fraud And Misuse Of A Visa | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. District Court Judge Aida Delgado sentenced Juan Carlos Pérez-Camacho to three years’ probation for fraud and misuse of a visa in relation with a…

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Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge Involving theVaccination of Minors Under 12 with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Liz Ann Banchs, the owner and president of Farmacia Gabriela, Inc. was charged and pleaded guilty on September  24, 2021 to participating in a felony…

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Individual Charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin, and Marihuana | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On September 22, 2021, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a four-count indictment charging Israel Hernández with Conspiracy to Possess…

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Individual Extradited From The Dominican Republic To Puerto Rico To Face Drug Trafficking Charges | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On October 13, 2016, a Federal Grand Jury in the district of Puerto Rico returned a seven-count indictment for conspiracy to import a controlled substance,…

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Members and Associates of El Grupo De Los 27 Prison Gang Indicted For Violating The Rico Act In Puerto Rico | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A federal indictment was unsealed today in the District of Puerto Rico charging twenty-nine defendants with racketeering—drug trafficking, money laundering, bribery, extortion, wire fraud, and…

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