NPP Rep files complaint against Perelló to Ethics Commission
SAN JUAN – New Progressive Party (NPP) candidate for the House of Representatives’ presidency, Jorge López, announced that he will file a complaint against the Ethics Commission of that legislative branch to investigate the role of former Speaker Jaime Perelló, during the contract process with Anaudi Hernández Pérez’s firm, 3Comm Global.
“Upon the inaction of the sitting president, Roberto [Rivera] Ruiz de Porras, to initiate an investigation into Perelló’s actions regarding the contract assignment to 3Comm Global, we will file tomorrow an official complaint so the Ethics Commission of the House of Representatives activates and investigates every detail,” expressed the legislator.
He added that the investigation should include “the alleged spills in federal court by former information supervisor Víctor Burgos, which indicate that Jaime Perelló pressed for the contract to be granted to Anaudi Hernández’s company, even though it wasn’t qualified for the job.”
“In the Senate, its president, Eduardo Bhatia, acted fast, immediately activating the Ethics Commission of that branch after Sen. Mari Tere González of the Mayagüez-Aguadilla district sheltered herself under the Fifth Amendment in the judicial process that pressures in the federal court. Why didn’t Ruiz de Porras do the same when there has been so much evidence that point to illegal acts from Perelló?” questioned the pro-statehood politician.
López suggested Rivera Ruiz de Porras must have a “particular interest” he hasn’t revealed.
The NPP candidate affirmed that he will gather with the House’s Ethics Commission at 10:30 p.m. Friday to submit the complaint, and he expects to receive equal treatment.
“We don’t want this to be dismissed with a mere ‘we don’t have jurisdiction.’ Here they must investigate the facts and they must adjudge responsibilities for such. We hope the investigation process is transparent and lawful,” López declared.