April 20, 2021

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FEI files two complaints against former BDE president | government

The Independent Special Prosecutors (FEI) filed two complaints against the former president of the Economic Development Bank, Luis Burdiel Agudo.

One of them is for violation of Article 253 of the Puerto Rico Penal Code (negotiation incompatible with the exercise of public office) and the other for violation of Article 5.7 of the Government Ethics Law (knowingly, not disclosing information required in the Report of Ethics). Burdiel Agudo concealed that he had a debt with the agency of $ 492,031, at the time of being appointed to his position by former Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

The FEI in this case are Manuel E. Nüñez Corrada, Zulma I. Fuster Troche and Ramón M. Mendoza Rosario.

The judge of the Investigation Chamber of the Court of First Instance, San Juan Chamber, José Luis Pares, imposed a bond of $ 15,000, corresponding to $ 7,500 in each charge.

Burdiel Agudo, will be booked this morning, at the offices of the Panel on the Independent Special Prosecutor.

In addition, the preview was scheduled for September 24, 2020.

Burdiel Agudo simultaneously held the positions of president of the BDE and executive director of the Administration for Housing Financing (AFV) until April 25, 2019, when he left them and was reinstated to his career position.

On April 26, THE SPOKESMAN published that the request for immediate resignation made by La Fortaleza to the then president of the BDE would be related to possible transactions on which it would be investigated if there were any personal benefits.

It was established that, if so, this would lead to criminal charges and ethical violations, both local and federal. The former official is also associated with acts of insubordination.

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