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Ex-ADL director gets supervised release in fraud case involving PDP campaign contributor

Sally López Martínez

By The Star Staff

U.S. District Court Judge Pedro Delgado on Tuesday sentenced Sally López Martínez, the former director of the Labor Development Administration (ADL), to two years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit fraud in a scheme that benefited Anaudi Hernández Pérez, a Popular Democratic Party campaign contributor.

The judge took into consideration that López Martínez has served three years and nine months in prison and accepted a recommendation from the prosecution to sentence her to a supervised release of two years. She must also pay a $5,000 fine.

López Martínez pleaded guilty on Tuesday to having fraudulently awarded two contracts to J.M. Professional & Training, in favor of Hernández Pérez, while she was in charge of the ADL.

The former official had been sentenced to nine years in prison in August 2017. It was not until April 2021 that the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ordered a new trial for her after concluding that her trial should have been carried out separately from that of other defendants.

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