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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
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Ex-Puerto Rico governor found not guilty

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 21 (UPI) -- Former Puerto Rico commonwealth governor Anibal Acevedo Vila was found not guilty of political corruption charges, a jury determined.

Puerto Rican leader posts Facebook apology

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico's governor, indicted on corruption charges, posted a video on the popular social networking site Facebook admitting to making mistakes.

P.R. governor faces new charges

SAN JUAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico's governor, a senior aide and a former campaign director were indicted in San Juan Tuesday for wire fraud and money laundering.

Puerto Rico encourages efficiency

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila announced new renewable energy projects.

Puerto Rico approves Acevedo candidacy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 28 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was approved for re-election despite facing charges in an investigation of alleged corruption.

Puerto Rico governor pleads not guilty

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 29 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila pleaded not guilty Friday to corruption charges linked to alleged illegal campaign fundraising.

Puerto Rican governor indicted

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 27 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila Thursday denounced the wide-ranging U.S. corruption indictment against him as political maneuvering.

Puerto Rico ratifies election results

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico has ratified the election of its new governor, Anibal Acevedo Vila, who won by a slight margin, ELNuevo Dia reported Friday.

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Anibal Acevedo Vila
WAP2001050298 - 05 MAY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) are joined by Rep. Anibal Acevedo-Vila (Puerto Rico, non-voting) to demand an end to the US military's use of Vieques, Puerto Rico, as a weapons proving ground during a May 5, 2001, press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer. He served as the eighth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States, from 2005 to 2009. He is a Harvard University alumnus (LL.M. 1987) and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. Acevedo Vilá has held various public service positions in the Puerto Rico territorial government under the Popular Democratic Party, serving as a member of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico (1993–2001) and Resident Commissioner (2001–2005), before he was sworn in as Governor on January 2, 2005. Acevedo Vilá was also a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors Association, and a collaborator of President Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

On March 27, 2008, Acevedo Vilá was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on 19 counts of campaign finance violations. He subsequently organized a press conference, where he claimed that he is innocent of all charges presented against him. On August 19, 2008, he was charged with five more counts. On December 1, 2008 Judge Paul Barbadoro determined that 15 of those charges were based on a flawed theory, leaving him with only nine charges. On March 20, 2009, Acevedo Vilá was found by a jury not guilty of all the charges against him.

On November 4, 2008, he failed in his bid for a second term, losing to incumbent Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuño. Two days later he stepped down as president of the Popular Democratic Party.

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