Solicitud de renuncia a Secretaria de Justicia fue por recomendar un FEI para la gobernadora Wanda Vázquez en el caso de los almacenes

El informe que refiere al PFEI a la Gobernadora y al Secretario de Estado es producto de una investigación de carácter criminal sobre la operación del almacén con suministros de la Agencia Federal de Manejo de Emergencia (FEMA) que fue descubierto en Ponce por ciudadanos el 19 de enero del 2020.

Hundreds of employees file complaints in OSHA against employers in midst of pandemic

The Puerto Rico Occupational Safety and Health Administration (PROSHA) received 680 complaints against employers related to the COVID-19 crisis from March 14 to April 29. Of those complaints, at least 124 were reported in April between the 1st and the 29, just before the government began the partial reopening after the curfew, and in the same week that the number of cases of infection by COVID-19 was expected to peak. The Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH, in Spanish) sent a chart where the total number of complaints differed from the figures it provided in writing to answer specific questions from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, in Spanish). The DTRH’s data shows that of the pandemic-related complaints filed against employers who kept their operations going during the quarantine, at least 50 come from hospital employees and eight from health service centers throughout the island. Among these: the HIMA Hospital in Bayamón; Auxilio Mutuo in San Juan; Menonita in Humacao; San Pablo in Caguas; Perea in Mayagüez; La Concepción in San Germán; and, Pavía in Toa Baja.

Business as usual en centro de llamadas Santander Consumer en medio de la pandemia

En un correo electrónico enviado hace una semana a la dirección oficial de la gobernadora Wanda Vázquez, una persona que trabaja en el centro de llamadas Santander Consumer International denunció que a un grupo de empleados les están obligando a trabajar bajo condiciones que no protegen su salud y seguridad. Hace una semana, dos empleados del lugar presentaron síntomas similares a los del coronavirus (COVID-19). El centro de llamadas, que se dedica a cobrar deudas de automóviles a clientes de Estados Unidos, está en el piso 12 del edificio UBS Plaza en Hato Rey. Pueden haber allí entre 90 a 100 personas al mismo tiempo, según seis fuentes distintas que hablaron bajo condición de anonimato con el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI). “Estamos en un espacio donde, si yo estiro mi brazo, toco al compañero de al lado.

For Millionaire Fraud, SEC Sues an Investor that Managed Government Funds in Puerto Rico

Michael Williams, a US businessman who lives in Puerto Rico and manages investment funds for two government agencies, could face trial by jury after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit accusing him of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme. The SEC is one of the regulators of the financial market in the United States. In September, the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, in Spanish) revealed the scheme that Williams allegedly put together and anticipated that he was under investigation by the SEC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Documents reviewed by the CPI show that Williams may have used money from his clients’ investments, such as the State Insurance Fund Corporation (CFSE, in Spanish) and the Administration for Automobile Accident Compensation (ACAA, in Spanish) for personal gain and his companies’ operational expenses. “Since 2013, Kinetic Investment Group, LLC (“Kinetic Group”) and Michael Scott Williams (collectively, “Defendants”) have raised at least $39 million from at least 30 investors in an unregistered fraudulent securities offering.