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San Juan mayor welcomes ‘routine’ Justice Dept. probe


San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo

By The Star Staff


San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo on Thursday said he welcomed what he described as “a routine investigation” into workings at the municipality.


“As we have repeatedly said, we welcome any review that the relevant authorities want to make of the bidding procedures and awarding of contracts in the Municipality of San Juan,” Romero Lugo said in a press release. “The municipal government will gladly cooperate with any evaluation that validates that the procedures have been handled in accordance with the law.”


Justice Secretary Domingo Emanuelli Hernández confirmed Thursday that he had notified the Office of the Special Independent Prosecutor Panel that the Department of Justice’s Division of Public Integrity and Comptroller Affairs has launched a preliminary investigation into the mayor of San Juan and legislators Jorge Navarro Suárez and Juan Oscar Morales Rodríguez, among others.

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