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House panel investigating Puerto Rico’s power authority for corruption

“The power utility, heavily dependent on Venezuelan oil, has aging power plants and has not maintained its energy infrastructure” writes Carlos Giusti Ap for The House Natural Resources Committee is investigating allegations of corruption against Puerto Rico’s state-run, bankrupt power utility, which has struggled to manage the restoration of power on the island after Hurricane Maria.The PREPA employees being investigated are accused of requesting money in exchange for powering houses or businesses.Bishop said his committee also will probe evidence of mismanagement in PREPA’s power restoration efforts.

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