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Anibal Acevedo Vila

Born: Feb 13, 1962

Birthplace: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Anibal Acevedo Vila

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1962
Birth Place : Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Anibal Salvador Acevedo Vila is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer. He served as the ninth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States, from 2005 to 2009. He is a Harvard University alumnus and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. Acevedo Vila has held various public service positions in the Puerto Rico government under the Popular Democratic Party, serving as a member of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico and Resident Commissioner, before he was sworn in as Governor on 2 January 2005. Acevedo Vila was also a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association and the Democratic Governors Association, and a collaborator of President Barack Obama's presidential campaign. On 27 March 2008, Acevedo Vila was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on 19 counts of campaign finance violations. He subsequently organized a press conference, where he claimed that he is innocent of all charges presented against him. On 19 August 2008, he was charged with five more counts.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as


  • Anibal Acevedo Vila
  • Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá
  • Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá

Spouse


  • Piti Gándara
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