Friday, April 24, 2009

Guilty on All Counts

I just heard from a reliable source that the Lieutenant Governor has been found guilty of bribery, theft, conspiracy to defraud, and wire fraud. The other co-defendants in the case, James Santos and Joaquina Santos, were also found guilty on all counts. Jury Deliberations started and ended today. I don't know when the sentencing will be.

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According to the Pacific Daily News, Gov. Benigno R. Fitial issued the following statement:
“I have only two things to say regarding this matter. First, I want to express my sympathy to the family of the lieutenant governor. This is a terrible ordeal for any family to have to suffer, and I regret the great distress this unfortunate development has caused not only for the family, but for our entire local community as well.

“Second, as I have repeatedly said in the past, I respect the law and the judicial process. I respect our system of justice.”

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