Multi-Million Dollar Corruption Behind Puerto Rico’s Leaked Chat, Journalists Say

Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published a story on Thursday that claims three members of the Governor Ricardo Rossello’s infamous Telegram chat have made millions off of their proximity to Governor.

Governor Ricardo Rossello and friend/lobbyist Elias Sanchez, who was one of the subjects in a journalistic investigation published on Thursday (@RicardoRosello, Twitter)“The main scheme is composed of these three figures – Elias Sánchez, Carlos Bermúdez and Edwin Miranda – who, on paper, operate as ‘private citizens’ and ‘contractors’, but who in reality constitute the government’s leadership, with more power than any of the cabinet secretaries,” the report reads.

These friends and advisors have determined appointments and firings within the government, controlled the government’s public image, and positioned their clients and friends to benefit from the Governor, the investigation claims.

“Although he does not have direct contracts with the government, Sánchez, who

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