Roberto Iglesias Pérez

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Roberto Iglesias Pérez
Mayor of Carolina, Puerto Rico
In office
1976–1984
Preceded by Manuel Fernández Corujo
Succeeded by José Aponte de la Torre
Personal details
Born Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party (PNP)
Spouse(s) Rosaura Rodríguez
Children Roger
Profession Politician

Roberto Iglesias Pérez was a Puerto Rican politician and former mayor of Carolina from 1976 to 1984.

Iglesias was elected as Mayor of Carolina at the 1976 general elections. He served in that position until 1984, when he was succeeded by José Aponte de la Torre.[1]

In 1991, Iglesias was accused of four charges of illegal appropriation of public funds from the city of Carolina. After a long trial, Iglesias declared himself guilty in 1995 and served one year on parole. As part of the sentence, he was forced to pay back $29,000 to the city.[2]

Iglesias' son, Roger, is also a politician who is currently serving as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alcaldes de Carolina on ProyectoSalonHogar
  2. ^ Rodríguez Sánchez, Israel (February 8, 2012). "Senador Roger Iglesias esta expuesto a conflicto de intereses". El Nuevo Día. 
  3. ^ Roger Iglesias Biography on SenadoPR