Prosecutors assigned to investigate Rosselló ballot flap

By John McPhaul

Justice Secretary Domingo Emanuelli Hernández announced on Tuesday that he has assigned two prosecutors to investigate complaints related to the aspect of domicile in the request by former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares and former first lady Beatriz Rosselló for an absentee ballot in the recent special election to choose lobbyists for statehood.

“Today I met with both prosecutors to let them know that our only mission is to seek the truth. Nothing else,” the Justice secretary said in a written statement.

The assigned prosecutors are Gretchen Camacho Rossi and Rufino Jiménez Cardona.

Camacho Rossi has over 27 years of experience in the areas of government ethics, public integrity and high-profile litigation. Jiménez Cardona has around 24 years of experience and vast experience in the field of highly complex criminal litigation.

Questions have arisen over how the former governor and first lady delivered their ballots in the statehood lobbyist special election. It is thought that their votes were sent by courier.

As previously reported by the STAR, the State Elections Commission said it would throw out the ballots of the former first couple.

Meanwhile, Rosselló Nevares was the leading vote-getter, as a write-in candidate, in the balloting for lobbyists to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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