Ahsha Tribble Bio
Ahsha Tribble is 47 years old former Deputy Regional Administrator at FEMA. She was arrested on September 10th for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company who received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
Ahsha Tribble Education
Ahsha Tribble did an Executive Education Program in the field of Leadership in Crisis at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 2012.
She is a Ph.D. holder in the University of Oklahoma her field of study being Meteorology as from 1999 to 2003. She also did her Masters for the same field in the same institution. Tribble did her undergraduate degree in BS Math/Actuarial Science, Minor Business as from 1988 to 1992.
Ahsha Tribble FEMA
She has worked for FEMA as from August 2018 as a Deputy Regional Administrator in the Greater New York City. In her Linkedin, she says that from Sept 2017 to Sept 2018, she was deployed to DR-4339-PR (Puerto Rico) as the Energy Sector Chief and Infrastructure Lead.
Ahsha Tribble Arrested
She is in the Limelight for being arrested on Tuesday, September 10th for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company who received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
Ahsha Tribble, Jovanda Patterson, and Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of COBRA Acquisitions, were charged in a 15-count indictment. Patterson, Tribble’s deputy chief of staff, steered contracts to COBRA and left FEMA in July 2018 for a job at the energy company, the court documents say.
Ahsha Tribble, the FEMA administrator in charge of power restoration in Puerto Rico, was arrested today along with the CEO of Cobra energy.
— Frances Robles (@FrancesRobles) September 10, 2019
These defendants were supposed to come to Puerto Rico to help during the recovery after the devastation suffered from Hurricane Maria. Instead, they decided to take advantage of the precarious conditions of our electric power grid and engaged in a bribery and honest services wire fraud scheme in order to enrich themselves illegally, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the US attorney in Puerto Rico, said in a statement.
The charges implied that Tribble, who oversaw the restoration of the island’s electrical system for FEMA, and Ellison were romantically involved and documented how they traveled together and often stayed in the same room between October 2017 and April 2019.
Ahsha Tribble was an Obama political appointee working in the White House, National Security Council, and DOE.
In Aug 2015 she then transitioned to her recently terminated Executive Service position at FEMA making $187,000/year in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/FfArI4lBbA
— Gentle M. (@dappergentleman) September 10, 2019