Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello asked for the immediate resignation of Treasury Secretary Raul Maldonado just hours after the cabinet member disclosed a federal corruption investigation into his own department.
Rossello said at a Monday news conference that he’d never been informed of the “serious irregularities” that Maldonado made public. The governor didn’t divulge details about the allegations, which he said are “grave and could represent serious violations of the law.”
Rossello said that Francisco Pares, assistant secretary of internal revenue and tax policy, would become the acting treasury secretary. Christian Sobrino Vega, chief executive of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority, will become chief financial officer, a title that Maldonado had held along with his cabinet post.
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