• Curtains for Acevedo Vilá?


    Join former United States Senate Pages Dylan and Ethan Ris as they bring you the dish on not just the presidential race but all the exciting triumphs and disgraces inside, outside, and below the Beltway!

    This Week’s Politician in Trouble! It may be curtains for our favorite Governor of Puerto Rico, Anibal Acevedo Vilá, who was recently charged for his role in a trade-off scheme with Philadelphia fundraisers.

    As students of Puerto Rico trade history, we Pages quickly surmised that Acevedo Vilá was trading rum to West Africa, which in turn was sending slaves to Philadelphia, which in turn sent designer suits to the Puerto Rico governor.

    Fortunately for all involved, we were off, but not by much. Instead, Acevedo Vilá faces 19 counts of corruption in federal court, including wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the IRS, and filing a false tax return.

    Prior to his indictment, Acevedo Vilá served as Barack Obama's honorary campaign chairman for Puerto Rico. He stepped down in the wake of the scandal and Obama has replaced him with someone else, possibly Tony Rezko (we forgot to look it up.)

    Acevedo Vilá is contemplating a TV ad campaign to remake his image in time for his re-election campaign. We Pages advise him to do it quickly before the airwaves are besieged by Hillary Clinton ads, wherein she'll claim to have spent the first 15 years of her life pounding rum shots in a Puerto Rico steel mill.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Congressional Confidential, Hillary Clinton, Puerto Rico


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