Seven people, including two former Puerto Rico government officials, were indicted Wednesday in two related corruption cases affecting more than $10 million.

At the heart of the case is alleged illegal activity of the former Secretary of the Department of Sports and Recreation Ramón Orta Rodríguez, who led the department January 2013 to December 2016. He, his special assistant Edgardo Vazquez Morales, and four other individuals are charged with participating in a conspiracy to steal federal funds involving fraudulently obtained contracts from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and the Puerto Rico Public Housing Authority, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez of the District of Puerto Rico.

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