Oct 30, 2017

FBI investigating Whitefish Energy's Puerto Rico contract

A Whitefish Energy helicopter flies to Puerto Rico power lines for repairs. Photo: Ramon Espinosa / AP

The FBI is looking into the $300 million dollar deal Whitefish Energy, a small Montana firm, struck with Puerto Rico's power authority to rebuild the island's power grid, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The big picture: Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello called for the deal to be canceled Sunday because it became a distraction after members of Congress and FEMA raised concerns. The power authority later announced it would cancel the deal.
  • Go deeper: A breakdown of the contract
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