Puerto Rico in Distress

ABI Analysis

The federal judge who ruled that Caribbean resort Scrub Island can leave bankruptcy protection also turned down a request from the resort's lender, FirstBank Puerto Rico, that would have shut the 53-room resort down while another judge reviews the case, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review reported today.

Doral Financial, the troubled Puerto Rico bank with offices that were raided by the FBI last month, has run afoul with banking regulators over its plans to restore its depleted capital levels, the New York Times DealBook blog reported yesterday. For the second time in a little more than a month, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Puerto Rico appealed a court ruling that Doral Financial Corp., the holding company for the commonwealth’s second-largest mortgage lender, is entitled to a $229.9 million tax refund from the cash-strapped island’s government, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

The home office of Doral Bank, the San Juan, P.R.-based lender struggling to meet regulatory mandates, was raided by the FBI in a search for evidence related to “several ongoing investigations,” the agency said, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.

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The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico was created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the President of the United States and one ex officio member designated by the Governor of Puerto Rico. Access information on the Board, documents, videos of meetings, calendar of events and live webcasts by clicking here.