Edison Misla Aldarondo

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Edison Misla Aldarondo
26th Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
January 13, 1997 – December 31, 2000
Governor Pedro Rosselló González
Preceded by Zaida R. Hernández Torres
Succeeded by Carlos Vizcarrondo Irizarry
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from the District 4
In office
January 2, 1977 – January 14, 2002
Preceded by Ramón Ramos Vaello
Succeeded by Jenniffer A. González Colón
Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
In office
January 11, 1993 – December 31, 1996
Preceded by Samuel Ramírez
Succeeded by José N. Granados Navedos
Minority Leader of the Puerto Rican House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1989 – December 31, 1992
Preceded by José N. Granados Navedos
Succeeded by Alfonso López Chaar
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 14, 2002
Preceded by Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
Succeeded by Aníbal Vega Borges
Personal details
Born Edison Misla Aldarondo
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico
Republican Party of Puerto Rico
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico

Edison Misla Aldarondo is a Puerto Rican Republican politician who served as the Speaker of the Puerto Rican House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001. He was a founder of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP). He had also served as Representative from the 4th District (San Juan) from 1977 to 2002, and as Chairman of the San Juan NPP Municipal Committee from 1998 to 1999.

Resignation[edit]

In 2001, he resigned his position in the House and was accused of extortion, money laundering and witness tampering in connection with financing a local hospital.[1]

Rape[edit]

In 2002, he was charged with rape of the 17-year-old friend of his step-daughter to whom he had given alcohol and prescription drugs. Under questioning, his step-daughter claimed that he had also been molesting her for eight years. He was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, and sentenced to 13 years in prison.[2][3]

Corruption Conviction[edit]

In 2004, he was also convicted for 15 charges of corruption, and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.[4] In 2015, Misla Aldarondo was released from prison to complete the rest of his sentence in house arrest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.caselaw.findlaw.com. March 2, 2009, United States v. Misla Aldarondo, [1]
  2. ^ http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/2002/ August 16, 2002, “Misla Aldarondo Charged With Rape” by Reuters [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ a b Cordero, Gerardo (January 8, 2015). "Sale de prisión Edison Misla Aldarondo". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
Preceded by
Ramón Ramos Vaello
Puerto Rico House of Representatives, 4th district
1977–2002
Succeeded by
Jenniffer A. Gónzález Colón
Political offices
Preceded by
Zaida R. Hernández Torres
Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Carlos Vizcarrondo Irizarry