Miguel Ortiz Vélez

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Miguel Ortiz Vélez
Mayor of Sabana Grande
In office
January 14, 1993 – July 7, 2018
Assumed office
July 7, 2018
Preceded byNoel Matías Norelli
Succeeded byNoel Matías Norelli
Personal details
Political partyPopular Democratic Party (PPD)

Miguel Gabriel "Papín" Ortiz Veléz was a Puerto Rican politician, who served as mayor of Sabana Grande, from 1993 to 2018. Orti was affiliateded with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).[1][2]

In 2018, U.S. Federal authorities accused Veléz of defrauding the government of approximately $3 million in a scheme lasting from 2013 to 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "Sabana Grande... Pueblo de los Prodigios". Proyecto Salon Hogar.
  2. ^ "Alcalde Sabana Grande, Elecciones Generales 1993". CEEPUR.
  3. ^ "Puerto Rican mayor, two other gov officials arrested on corruption charges". NY Daily News.