A distinguished mayor in Puerto Rico accused of awarding 50 contracts value practically $10 million to an asphalt firm has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks, federal officers mentioned Thursday. 

Félix Delgado, who served as mayor of the north coastal city of Cataño, resigned on Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced in March 2022 as a part of a take care of authorities. He faces up to 5 years in jail. 

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Félix Delgado served as mayor of the north coastal town of Cataño.  

Félix Delgado served as mayor of the north coastal city of Cataño.  
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U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow mentioned officers have confiscated 5 luxurious watches and greater than $100,000 in money as a part of the case. 

 

“The scheme … was not very complicated,” he mentioned, including that the previous mayor met with the corporate proprietor in a number of locations in Cataño to receive the watches and money in a scheme that ran from 2017 to 2021. 

Muldrow mentioned a federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the corporate proprietor on three counts, together with bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery and kickbacks. He faces up to 20 years in jail.