AG confirms investigation into allegations of judicial corruption

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Attorney General Leevin Camacho has confirmed that his office is investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption among judiciary and law enforcement personnel made during the federal drug trial of Mark Mayo.

Speaker Therese M. Terlaje, who heads the legislative justice committee, had asked the AG whether an investigation has been launched on the allegations.

“At this time, we can confirm that the Office of the Attorney General and Guam Police Department have been actively investigating reports of alleged misconduct among law enforcement personnel. We appreciate your understanding that we are limited in the information we can provide because of the ongoing investigation,” the AG said in response to Terlaje.

According to the AG, he recognizes the distinct harm caused by a public official or employee abusing their authority, especially if committing a crime. He said those who have been entrusted with authority and have taken an oath to enforce our laws are justifiably held to a higher standard.

“We are acutely aware of the critical role that our offices play in building and maintaining the public’s confidence in government and ensuring that bad actors are prosecuted. If our investigation reveals misconduct, we will take appropriate action including the pursuit of criminal charges,” AG Camacho assured.

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