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Feds ‘looking for irregularities’ at Sports & Recreation Department

By on December 6, 2016

SAN JUAN – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spokesman Carlos Osorio has confirmed a search carried out Tuesday morning at the Department of Recreation and Sports’ (DRD) headquarters in Santurce.

“It’s an ongoing investigation that brought us here to the point we are in this investigation…. We are here with the assistance of the Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Education,” Osorio said in a NotiUno radio interview.

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

(CB photo:Juan Rodriguez Torres)

When asked if the investigation was into the misuse of federal funds, the official said, “We are looking for irregularities. We are here to see what what we find tells us.”

Osorio said he wasn’t aware if the agency’s secretary, Ramón Orta, was present; however, the head of the agency told another radio station, WKAQ, that he was on his way to the agency, that they are cooperating with the federal authorities and don’t know what the investigation is about.

The FBI spokesman said that more than 50 agents were at the Sports & Recreation building as part of the search warrant.

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