The Commonwealth government is broke, according to sources close to the Palacios administration. Gov. Arnold Palacios reportedly met with government officials today at the barren governor’s office to explain how his predecessor, former Gov. Ralph Torres, went on a spending spree of local and federal funds before and after losing his reelection bid to Mr. Palacios in a landslide.
While the new administration, according to sources, still is trying to comprehend fully the extent of what Mr. Palacios has called the “pillaging and plundering” of the Commonwealth government, the governor is preparing to make very difficult decisions in order to restore fiscal health to the beleaguered government.
In an exclusive interview with Kandit Monday evening, the newly-sworn governor minced no words when asked about his team’s discovery of the extent of the corruption of the Torres administration.
He also said, “people need to go to jail.” When pressed about whom he meant, he alluded to the former governor and the former governor’s secretary of finance, David Atalig, Jr.
You may watch these segments of the interview here.