Sunday, June 30, 2013

Global Impact: Puerto Rican Wife of Wealthy Canadian CEO Indicted for 2005 Contract Murder of Husband

According to The Associated Press, the FBI reports that Puerto Rican Aurea Vazquez Rijos was arrested in Madrid on Sunday (June 30) in connection with the US$3 million contract killing of her wealthy Canadian husband in 2005 who owned a lucrative online gambling software company.

Vazquez has been indicted by a federal grand jury for paying for the contract killing, although she has denied the charges. 

Real estate developer Adam Anhang was beaten and stabbed to death in a popular tourist district of San Juan in 2005. He was a Winnipeg native. 

COMMENT: An FBI spokesperson said that he expects the extradition of Vazquez to take between six and nine months.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.