Puerto Rico sus­pends $133M post-hur­ri­cane con­tract

The Oklahoman - - NATION | WORLD -

Puerto Rico’s Hous­ing Depart­ment said Wed­nes­day it will sus­pend a $133 mil­lion deal with a U.S. com­pany hired to re­pair homes dam­aged by Hur­ri­cane Maria be­cause a re­view board found the con­tract was im­prop­erly awarded. The depart­ment’s con­trac­tor re­view board pub­lished a rul­ing on Tues­day that New York-based Ad­justers In­ter­na­tional re­ceived the con­tract, which was sub­si­dized by the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, though it did not meet sev­eral re­quire­ments. Eric Perez-Ochoa, an at­tor­ney for Ad­justers In­ter­na­tional, said in a state­ment that the com­pany com­plied with all re­quire­ments and is study­ing the board’s de­ci­sion.

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