Iván Rodríguez Traverzo

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Iván A. Rodríguez Traverso
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from the 16th District
In office
January 2, 2009 – December 10, 2010
Preceded by Sergio Ortíz Quiñones
Succeeded by Eric Alfaro
Personal details
Born Iván Ariel Rodríguez Traverso
(1975-09-29) September 29, 1975 (age 41)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico
Profession Basketball player
sportscaster

Iván Ariel Rodríguez Traverso (born September 29, 1975) is a Puerto Rican politician who served as a Member of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. He represented the 16th Representative District, composed of the towns of Isabela, San Sebastian, and Las Marías. Traverzo is affiliated with the pro-statehood New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP).

Traverso first ran for office at the 2004 elections, but he lost to the opposing candidate.[1] However, on the 2008 elections, he ran again and won.[2]

He was expelled from the House of Representatives on December 10, 2010 after accusations of bribery,[3] becoming only the fourth legislator to be expelled from the Puerto Rico Legislative assembly. During the trial against him, he was briefly represented by former PNP legislator, Nicolás Nogueras.[4]

On January 27, 2012, an arrest warrant was issued against Rodríguez Traverso for 8 charges of corruption.[5] He was arrested on January 31, 2012.[6]

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