January 22, 2021

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Court Administration dismisses complaints filed against the Governor’s husband

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San Juan – After an extensive investigation, the Office of Court Administration (OAT) concluded on Wednesday that Judge Jorge Díaz Reverón, husband of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced, did not violate the Canons of Judicial Ethics at the time of acquiring the 2016 BMW M4 GTS Motor Vehicle.

According to the investigation carried out by the OAT, Judge Díaz Reverón did not benefit in any way, much less was he benefited by being the Governor’s husband.

The evidence collected, which included sworn statements, documents prepared by the dealer, evidence presented by the judge and bank documents, concluded that the transaction carried out was an ordinary one that followed all the legal parameters of the auto sales industry.

On the other hand, it was not possible to prove that the judge used the vehicle that is the subject of these complaints without making the corresponding payments.

The test showed that the Governor’s husband, after testing the vehicle on March 14, 2020, returned the car that same day to the V Garage dealership.

Similarly, as a result of the closure decreed by the Covid19 emergency, his car, which he would deliver in trade-in, a 2015 BMW M4, remained in the car dealership, Judge Díaz Reverón continuing to make the monthly payments corresponding to the Banking institution.

Finally, the investigation showed that the alleged meeting between car dealership owners had nothing to do with the purchase of the motor vehicle and that it did not benefit in any way the process for acquiring it.

The anonymous complaints, dated July 3 and 8, 2020, were based on reports prepared by Oscar Serrano and the digital newspaper Noticel, as well as allegations by radio commentator Rubén Sánchez.

In this way, Judge Sigfrido Steidel Figueroa, Administrative Director of the Courts, ordered the case to be archived without further procedure.

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