SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The administrators of a top luxury hotel in Puerto Rico have been arrested and charged in a tax evasion case as the U.S. territory cracks down on corruption amid a worsening economic crisis.
The island's Justice Department said Monday that Wilhelm Sack and Harold Davies Mayne of the Horned Dorset Primavera are accused of withholding more than $600,000 in room occupancy tax for the past six years. The announcement comes nearly a year after the hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Hotel reservation manager Adrian Santiago said he had no comment. Attorneys for the two administrators could not be immediately reached. Sack is being held on $29,000 bond and Mayne on $232,000 bond.
The hotel is in in western Puerto Rico and has suites that go for $1,600 a night.