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Individual Indicted And Arrested For Conspiracy Against The United States To Provide Kickbacks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico– On June 11, 2019, Leonardo Lebrón-Torres, president of Dynamic Solar Solutions, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Puerto Rico, was indicted for conspiracy against the United States to provide kickbacks, and six substantive charges for providing kickbacks, announced U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez of the District of Puerto Rico.

The agencies in charge of the investigation of the case are: Naval Criminal Investigative Service; US Department of Agriculture – Office of Inspector General; General Services Administration – Office of Inspector General; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Inspector General; Coast Guard Criminal Investigative Service; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the indictment, defendant Lebrón-Torres, and two individuals  identified as B.P. and J.P., and others known and unknown to the grand jury, conspired to commit offenses against the United States, specifically, by the president of Dynamic Solar Solutions, Inc., a company holding subcontracts associated with a prime contract with the United States, knowingly and willfully provided kickbacks, that is, money  and compensation of any kind to J.P. for B.P., which were provided for the purpose of improperly obtaining and rewarding favorable treatment in connection with four subcontracts associated with the United States of America.

B.P. was a Senior Project Manager for a private company known in the Indictment as “Prime Contractor.” This company subcontracted Dynamic Solar Solutions, Inc. It was B.P. who negotiated subcontract agreements between his company and the various subcontractors, including Dynamic Solar Solutions Inc., for the Energy Savings Performance Contracts that federal agencies awarded to B.P.’s company.

Defendant Lebrón-Torres knew that he was not permitted to offer gratuities or kickbacks in connection with Energy Savings Performance Contracts in order to obtain favorable treatment with respect to contracts awarded by various government agencies to B.P.. In furtherance of the conspiracy, the defendant paid B.P. and J.P. in several checks totaling approximately $422,080. The defendant is facing a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 19, 2019