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Judge requests information from Puerto Rico Education secretary

By on February 13, 2019

Education Secretary Julia Keleher (CB file)

SAN JUAN – Federal officials arrived in Puerto Rico’s Education Department headquarters Wednesday afternoon with an information request, under penalty of contempt, for Secretary Julia Keleher.

Judge Jay García Gregory issued the warrant for Keleher, who reportedly is abroad. The investigation is related to Rocket Learning, a tutoring company that is under investigation for alleged illegal billings. This investigation involves the 2011 to 2013 period for services that were not offered but charged $1 million, according to reports.

The warrant “was left without effect after the Education Department notified that it is working to produce the required information as part of a case before the Federal Court, of which the department is not part,” it said in a statement that stressed that the matter is related to developments before Keleher’s tenure.

Lymarie Llovet, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, said the documents in the case are sealed and had no further details, the Associated Press reported.

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