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FBI Raids Toa Baja’s Government Center

By on November 22, 2016

Toa Baja Town Hall CB photo/ Juan Rodriguez Torres)

Toa Baja’s Government Center (CB photo/ Juan Rodríguez Torres)

SAN JUAN – More than 50 FBI agents raided Tuesday morning Toa Baja’s Government Center as part of an investigation conducted by the white collar crime division of the federal prosecutor’s office, sources told Caribbean Business.

Douglas A. Leff, special agent in charge of the San Juan Division, is seen outside Toa Baja's Government Center during an investigation on Nov. 22, 2016. (CB photo/Juan Rodriguez Torres)

Douglas A. Leff, special agent in charge of the San Juan Division, is seen outside Toa Baja’s Government Center during an investigation on Nov. 22, 2016. (CB photo/Juan Rodríguez Torres)

The investigation is related to alleged financial crimes and public corruption, according to federal sources, and it involves a collaboration with agents from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD).

“We have been carrying out a raid order in Toa Baja’s Government Center as of 6 a.m. The investigation is by the FBI but HUD and the General Inspector’s Office agents are collaborating with us. It is an underway investigation and we can’t offer more details,” the spokesman for the FBI in Puerto Rico, Special Agent Carlos Osorio, said.

Toa Baja’s interim mayor, following Vega Borges’s departure, is Jorge Ortiz Matías. The raid is expected to last most of the morning and into the early afternoon.

An FBI truck is seen outside Toa Baja's government center building on Nov. 22, 2016. (CB photo:Juan Rodriguez Torres).JPG

An FBI truck is seen outside Toa Baja’s government center building on Nov. 22, 2016. (CB photo/Juan Rodríguez Torres)

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