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U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow Statement on the Passing of Judge Nydia M. Cotto Vives

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

United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow released the following statement regarding the passing of The Honorable Nydia M. Cotto Vives, President of the Independent Prosecutor Panel, on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office.

We are saddened by the passing of former Judge of the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals Nydia M. Cotto Vives. She was a tireless public servant, distinguished jurist and a great woman who served the Court of Appeals, the Puerto Rico Superior Court, and the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections, and served them all with righteousness and distinction. We honor her many years of dedicated public service.

On behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office, I extend our deepest condolences to her family, her colleagues on the Panel, and all who knew and admired her. May her memory be eternal.

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Updated December 14, 2023