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Green Light for Puerto Rico’s New Prosecutor General

By on January 9, 2017

SAN JUAN – Olga B. Castellón Miranda will be the new prosecutor general of Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice after her appointment was approved in Washington, D.C., Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez said Monday.

HANOVER, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 06:  Files stand on a table in the courtroom at the Landgericht Hannover for another day of former President Christian Wulff's trial on February 6, 2014 in Hanover, Germany. Wulff is on trial for supposedly accepting a free hotel night and other benefits during a visit to the Munich Oktoberfest while he was governor of Lower Saxony in exchange for supporting the financing efforts of film producer David Groenewold.  (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)

Files stand on a table in a courtroom. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)

During an interview with WKAQ radio, Vázquez said Castellón Miranda, who has been working in the federal Prosecutor’s Office for nine years, will be the new head of all state prosecutors.

“We requested authorization and Washington has given permission. She will be the new chief of prosecutors so there could be full cooperation between state and federal prosecutors… [She] comes with federal experience and discipline and I am sure prosecutors will take advantage of all that knowledge she has for the benefit of the people of Puerto Rico,” Vázquez added.

Castellón Miranda had been recently leading public corruption cases and has extensive experience in drug-trafficking and money laundering cases.

She led the indictment of notorious drug trafficker Ángel Manuel Ayala Vázquez, known as Ángelo Millones, narco Elvin Torres Estrada, also known as Muñecón, and drug lord José David Figueroa Agosto, alias Junior Cápsula.

Before working for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Castellón Miranda served as state prosecutor for 10 years.

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