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Money flows to defense fund for Puerto Rico's indicted governor, associates

Money flows to defense fund for Puerto Rico's indicted governor, associates

Donations are flowing into a special fund to pay for the defense of Puerto Rico's governor and a dozen associates charged in a campaign finance investigation.
Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila's Popular Democratic Party says that less than three days after establishing the fund, it has collected about US$36,000 (euro23,000) to help fight federal charges of illegally raising money to pay off campaign debts.
Eduardo Bhatia, a senate candidate for the party, urged supporters on Wednesday to donate at least US$5 (euro3.20) each.
Acevedo, who has denied any wrongdoing, faces 19 counts that carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.