On Friday FBI said they are looking into allegations that Puerto Rico officials are withholding necessary aid while they argue over who is in charge.
According to the FBI, Puerto Rico residents have made many calls claiming that the supplies are being distributed to friends and campaign contributors first.
Per Daily Caller:
“People call us and tell us some misappropriation of some goods and supplies by supposedly politicians, not necessarily mayors, but people that work for the mayors in certain towns,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told The Daily Caller Wednesday.
Osorio explained, “They’re supposedly withholding these goods and these supplies and instead of handing them out to people who really need them, [there are claims] that [local officials] are assigning them to their buddies first–people that have voted for them or people that contributed to their campaigns or what not.”
He added, “So what we’re doing is looking into these allegations. That I can tell you is happening. Again, I cannot say that we have any ongoing investigation. We’re just corroborating these allegations.”
We will be following this story closely as more details come in.