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Anibal Acevedo Vila is Innocent

Former Puerto Rico Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila is not guilty on all counts in his corruption trial. The verdict by a jury at the federal court concluded his month long trial earlier today in Puerto Rico. "I hope Puerto Rico learns from this lesson," said Acevedo Vila after the verdict. "You defend the truth no matter what." I'm glad because federal authorities didn't have enough proof against the former governor, judging by media reports I heard during the trial. To read today's report on Acevedo Vila's verdict, Share your thoughts. Feel free to leave your comments.
Politics Featured story Former PR governor pleads not guilty to corruption SAN JUAN — Former Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila entered a federal court to the cheers of supporters and pleaded not guilty to campaign finance charges that could send him to prison for 20 years. U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro has said he is concerned about pretrial publicity on the case and as many as 250 prospective jurors will be asked about their exposure to news coverage — something that could extend jury selection for several days. For more, go to