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Man charged with threatening Treasury secretary



Treasury Secretary Francisco Parés Alicea

By The Star Staff


The San Juan Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of making a threat and disturbing the peace on Tuesday night against Carlos Batista Rosario, who allegedly threatened Treasury Secretary Francisco Parés Alicea on Dec. 24 while in line at a store in Plaza Las Américas in Hato Rey.


Judge Brenda Salas of the San Juan Court found cause for trial on the two charges filed under the Penal Code, threat (Article 177) and disturbing the peace (Article 241).


A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 18, 2024.


According to the investigation led by agent Maritza Montano Ortiz of the Police Major Crimes Division, Batista Rosario, 32, threatened to shoot the treasury secretary in the leg, after questioning Parés Alicea’s political ideology and whether it was related to the recently approved Public Order Code of the municipality of San Juan. The incident occurred while the official was about to do some shopping on Christmas Eve.

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