10 things you need to know today: September 11, 2019

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested two former Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and a former energy contractor who worked in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Former FEMA deputy regional administrator Ahsha Tribble, Tribble’s chief of staff Jovanda Patterson, and Donald Keith Ellison, former president of energy company Cobra Acquisitions, were charged with 15 counts of corruption. Tribble and Ellison face charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and disaster fraud. Ellison allegedly provided Tribble with “things of value,” including use of a helicopter and credit card, from October 2017 to April 2019 during a successful effort to get contracts worth $1.8 billion to restore power to the island after the storm. [CBS News]

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