June 12, 2021

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AAA terminates contract with the firm The Garffer Group after accusation of domestic violence against its owner

SAN JUAN – The Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) reported this Sunday that it terminated a contract it had with the company The Garffer Group, after cause was found for arrest against Jerome Garffer Croly, for alleged psychological and physical abuse of his partner.

“The Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) maintained a contract until June 2021 with the firm The Garffer Group, only for expropriation cases,” said the executive president of the AAA, engineer Doriel Pagán Crespo, in a written statement.

“Given the recent events and as a public policy of this administration, we are terminating the services that this company offers to the AAA,” said Pagán Crespo.

On Saturday, the Secretary of Justice, Domingo Emanuelli Hernández and the interim Bayamón District Attorney, Lizzette Sánchez Vázquez, reported that that day charges were filed against Garffer Croly for alleged psychological and physical abuse of his partner, in events that occurred on Friday, in El Mirador, located on the PR-835 highway in Guaynabo.

Judge Keila Díaz Morales of the Bayamón Court determined cause for the arrest of Garffer Croly and imposed a bail of 50 thousand dollars plus the use of an electronic shackle.

In turn, the judge issued a protection order for the victim.

The preliminary hearing was scheduled for February 11, 2021.

According to the Police report, Garffer Croly was detained by Municipal Police personnel, after he was reported by the injured party for allegedly assaulting her physically and verbally.

Similar behavior has been reported by previous partners of the lawyer by profession.

Garffer Croly was charged with a violation of Article 3.1 Abuse of Law 54 of the Law for the Prevention and Intervention with Domestic Violence.

Garffer Croly was vice president of the Board of Governors of the Electric Power Authority.

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