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Ex-Puerto Rico lawmaker convicted of corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Puerto Rican lawmaker to more than four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to bribery under a kickback scheme.

Nelson del Valle Colón, who was elected to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives in 2004 and 2016, was also ordered to pay $190,000 in restitution.


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