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Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: Richard Carrion Is a Problematic Witness Sitting Alongside Governor Garcia Padilla

At today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Puerto Rico's fiscal situation, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla will likely face tough questioning from Senators displeased with his handling of the island’s economy.  Sitting alongside Gov. Garcia Padilla to face those questions will be a close friend from the Commonwealth’s financial sector:  Banco Popular Chairman and CEO Richard Carrion.

Carrion, whose bank is no stranger to asking for federal assistance - it received almost $1 billion in TARP funding from the Treasury (which it did not repay until July 2014) - is a longtime Garcia Padilla supporter who continues to maintain a close relationship with the Puerto Rican government.  Additionally, Banco Popular's General Counsel Javier Ferrer is the former GDB President under Gov…[more]

December 01, 2015 • 10:51 am

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A former Ohio schoolteacher is suing her former employer, Mariemont School District in the Cincinnati area, because she says it discriminated against her by making her teach kids.  Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, claims she suffers from Pedophobia, a fear of children.

According to news sources, Waltherr-Willard, who had been teaching high school since 1976, said that after the district transferred her to a middle school in 2009, the younger student body set off her phobia, causing her to suffer chest pains, vomiting, high blood pressure and ultimately forcing her into retirement. Waltherr-Willard said the phobia is covered under the American with Disabilities Act and the transfer violated the law.  


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