- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. authorities have announced an indictment charging Puerto Rico’s governor with 18 counts in a long-running campaign finance probe. Acting U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said today the indictment also charges 12 other people associated with Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila’s party. Ms. Rodriguez told reporters that the 13 are accused of running a conspiracy to illegally raise money to pay off Mr. Acevedo’s campaign debts in 2000. At the time, Mr. Acevedo was running to be the U.S. island territory’s nonvoting member of Congress.

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