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Despite owing the government millions of dollars Spanish language daily EI Vocero in the past two years has received $20 million in incentives, contracts and advertising from public agencies and municipal governments, a inside source said.
According to the informant, who requested to remain
anonymous, El Vocero did not qualify for incentives or subsidies because it owed the government $14 million in taxes.
While tax data is not public, we were able to obtain a Department of Labor and Human Resources (DLHR) tax report dated Feb. 29, 2012, indicating EI Vocero owes the government $563,735 in unpaid unemployment taxes. This would be part of the other taxes owed, but serves to confirm an outstanding liability and due to the tax debt El Vocero is ineligible for job creation incentives under Law 52.
However, all that changed around 2009 when top
management, led by parent company Caribbean International News Corp. Managing Partner Elliott Stein and
then El Vocero President Miguel Roca, decided to convert
company divisions into five separate corporations, the source said.
Parent company Caribbean International News Corp. - leaving El Vocero with only its editorial staff and sales force - created Multi Media Management LLC, MultiServices Co. LLC, News Distributor of Puerto Rico LLC, Prime Printing LLC, and Multi Media Enterprises LLC, all directly linked to EI Vocero's top management.
Stein owned 85 percent of the corporations' shares,
while Roca owned the remaining 15 percent. Roca still owned his
shares when ousted by the paper's board of directors in January 2011.
It is not known whether he was bought out when attorney Peter W. Miller
took over as President.
Miller is closely linked to the New Progressive
Party (NPP), and is under contract as a consultant to Senate
President Thomas Rivera Schatz. The informer said El Vocero management fired several hundred of its Journalists, Graphic Artists and Related Branches Union (UPAGRA, by its Spanish acronym) employees. UPAGRA sued for breach of contract
and won,and the paper was ordered to pay salaries and
other benefits. El Vocero has yet to pay.
"After restructuring, almost overnight, El Vocero
moved its management to the new companies, and
hired new people. They placed new employees in the
same old jobs and using technicalities each of the corporations applied for government new jobs incentives" the Source stated.
"Creating the corporations is an evident scheme to evade and avoid having to comply with PuertoRico tax laws, whilereceiving million ofdollars in incentives under Law 52, "the source pointed out.
The Comptroller's Office online registry indicates that as of June all six companies linked to El Vocero parent company Caribbean International News and the five newcorporations - have central and municipal government contracts for a whopping $11, 264,955.'
Separately, Caribbean International News has contracts worth $2,158,580, Multi Media Management, $795,257; MultiServices Co, $1,767,165; NewsDistributor
of Puerto Rico, $5,283,499; Prime Printing, $716,980; and MultiMedia Enterprises,
The corporations have contracts with seven government entities and municipalities: the Caguas-Guayama Local JobDevelopment Area, Carolina Local Job Development
Area, Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission, Department of Labor and Human Resources, as well as the Guaynabo and San Juan municipal governments, and the University of Puerto Rico administrative headquarters, according to Comptroller's Office data.
Their certificates of incorporation in the State Department, the contracts, and other public documents confirm the direct linkbetween each of thecorporations and EI Vocero, and the newspaper's president, Miller.
"Ironically, about 60 percent of the EI Vocero corporations' contracts were granted through the Department of Labor and Human Resources," the informant said.
The letterhead on contract 2012-000283 between News Distributors of Puerto Rico and the Department of Labor, signed Aug. 9, 2011, for $2,110,765, indicates thefunds are salary incentives under Law 52.
The agreement indicates News Distributor was obligated to create or maintain 72 jobs during the 12 months after the contract expiration date of June 30, 2012. It was signed by corporation President August Fields and Labor Secretary Miguel Romero.
The letterhead on contract 2012-000283 between
News Distributors of Puerto Rico and the Department
of Labor, signed Aug. 9, 2011, for $2,110,765, indicates
the funds are salary incentives under Law 52.
The agreement indicates News Distributor was
obligated to create or maintain 72 jobs during the 12
months after the contract expiration date of June 30,
2012. It was signed by corporation President August
Fields and Labor Secretary Miguel Romero.
According to the State Department Digital Corporations
Registry, News Distributor was incorporated April 28, 2009, under the same physical and mailing address as the law offices Weinstein-Bacal& Miller PSC of El Vocero President Miller.
News Distributors President August Fields signed government contracts worth $5,283,499. The other government contracts were signed by Miller himself.
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Last edited by Nattydread; 10th August 2012 at 10:21 PM.