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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Individual Sentenced For His Participation In Extortion Scheme

SAN JUAN, P.R. – On April 20, 2017, defendant Xavier González-Calderon was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Pedro A. Delgado-Hernández to serve a term of imprisonment of 41 months as to counts 24 and 25 of the indictment to be served concurrently with each other, 3 years of supervised released as to each count to be served concurrently with each other and a restitution in the amount of $408,208.42 for his participation in an extortion scheme, announced today Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.

Defendant Xavier González-Calderon was indicted on December 2, 2015 along with 9 other co-conspirators including Anaudi Hernandez-Perez. González-Calderon was the Administrator for the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and as the administrator, he had the authority to enter binding contracts on behalf of the House of Representatives.

On August 9, 2016, defendant Xavier González-Calderon plead guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (Count 24 of the indictment) and Intentional Misapplication of Property by Agent of an Organization Receiving Federal Funds (Count 25 of the indictment).

The case was investigated by the FBI’s San Juan Division and prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Henwood and José Capó Iriarte, Chief of the Criminal Division.

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Public Corruption
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Updated April 24, 2017