Former Puerto Rico Senator and Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Bribery

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A former Puerto Rico Senator Hector Martinez Maldonado was sentenced to four years in federal prison for accepting high-priced boxing tickets in exchange for legislation favorable to a private company, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The man who offered the bribe, Juan Bravo Fernandez, the former president of Ranger American, one of the largest private security companies in Puerto Rico will also serve two years in prison.

According to prosecutors, in 2005, Bravo Fernandez, 63 gave Martinez Maldonado, 49, and Jorge de Castro Font, 54, another ex- Puerto Rico senator, an all expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to watch the fight between Winky Wright and Felix “Tito” Trinidad, one of the most well-known boxers in Puerto Rico.

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