Not Guilty Plea for Puerto Rico Former Governor

Former Governor of Puerto Rico Anibel Acevedo Vila pleaded not guilty to violating campaign finance rules, according to this report.

Acevedo Vilá faces nine criminal charges alleging he violated finance campaign laws in his campaigns for the island’s resident commissioner post in 2000 and in his 2004 gubernatorial campaign.

White collar crime defense attorney Thomas Green entered the innocent plea on Acevedo’s Vilá’s behalf to five counts at the beginning of Monday’s hearing. The former governor already had pleaded not guilty to the other four charges.

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