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Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez faces federal bribery charges

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MIAMI — Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday morning on criminal corruption charges related to a bribery scheme in which she allegedly accepted donations to her political campaign in exchange for favors to a bank executive on the island. Federal authorities said Vázquez had fired the head of a government office overseeing the island’s financial sector at the request of Julio Martin Herrera Velutini, the owner of Bancrédito, an international bank that operates in Puerto Rico, and former FBI agent Mark Rossini. Officials said the pair promised to finance her 2020 gubernato…

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