FBI raids government office in Puerto Rico amid probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The FBI has raided a government office in Puerto Rico’s capital to seize documents and other items as part of an investigation into alleged fraud.

Special agent in charge Douglas Leff told reporters on Tuesday that authorities are trying to determine whether someone is obstructing the ongoing investigation.

Leff said agents are acting on allegations that an unidentified person might have moved and forged documents.

The investigation began after Puerto Rico officials announced they found irregularities in the purchasing department of the municipality of San Juan.

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said in a statement that she has ordered employees to cooperate with federal authorities.