Puerto Rico Governor Surrenders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has surrendered on federal corruption charges.

Hundreds of supporters swarmed the governor's SUV as it approached the federal building in San Juan on Friday.

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday accuses Acevedo and a dozen associates of scheming to raise and conceal thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions. If convicted, the governor faces up to 20 years in prison.

Acevedo has denied any wrongdoing and accused U.S. investigators in a televised speech of distracting him from trying to revive the island's recession-bound economy.


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