Rep. Jenniffer González: Perelló should have been more ‘prudent’ when refurbishing new office
SAN JUAN – The spokeswoman for the New Progressive Party (NPP) in the House, Rep. Jenniffer González, said Saturday that Rep. Jaime Perelló should have been “more prudent” before refurnishing a new office after having resigned the presidency of the body due to the short time remaining before the term ends.
“I don’t have many details [about changes to the new office]. I saw what came out publicly, I saw the glass [doors] and names. Four the four months left, I think a little more prudence should have been exercised,” the candidate for resident commissioner told Caribbean Business.
In addition, González said she was “very concerned” about Perelló’s recent trip to Panama, where he participated in a legislative presidents’ forum despite no longer being House speaker.
“Who authorized that? Did he authorized himself before resigning? Did the acting speaker [Roberto Rivera Ruiz de Porras] authorize it? One must especially question, when in the eye of a hurricane…traveling to Panama with government expenses,” the representative stressed.
On Lutgardo Acevedo’s donation
Meanwhile, González defended a $250 ticket she received from Lutgardo Acevedo, an accountant who was convicted of bribing former Judge Manuel Acevedo to acquit him of a case, since he “wasn’t accused” when offering the donation “nor was he involved in anything,” the politician said, adding, “I had no way of knowing he would be [convicted] later.”
“There are donations such as $2,500 to the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz [by now-convicted fundraiser Anaudi Hernández] and we haven’t heard expressions about that,” she said.