Mark T. RossiniFormer federal agent who participated in a bribery scheme against a former governor Wanda Vazquez GarcedoHe turned himself in before federal authorities in Puerto Rico and appeared for a trial on criminal charges against him this Tuesday.
Appearance before Judge Camille Velez Rive at 11:45 a.m.When he pleaded not guilty to the offenses of conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud.
Rossini was in Madrid Thus, he was not arrested by US authorities at the time of his indictment, on August 3, by a federal grand jury.
Head of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Puerto Rico, Stephen Muldrowconfirmed that Rossini had turned himself in to the offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, in English) in San Juan.
“It was given here”Muldrow said in an interview new day, “He decided to turn himself in and today he has a hearing and we are following the process.”
He said it is best as he does not have to go through the formal extradition process.
However, Muldrow declined to comment on the status of his move to take custody. banker Julio M. Herrera Velutini,
The former FBI agent was charged with conspiracy, bribery with federal funds, and illegal commissions to Vazquez Garsed. Vazquez Gard, also accused of this scheme, Herrera Velutini According to the indictment, the owner of Bancredito International Bank & Trust, which Rossini was advising.
The conspiracy sought to sack the former governor of the Office of the Commissioner for Financial Institutions (OCIF), George Joyner, and appoint someone close to Bancredito, to eliminate the audit to detect suspicious transactions. In the Herrera Velutini account. ,
Journalist Laura Quintero collaborated on this story.