AG To Decide Whether to Appoint Special Prosecutor

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Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson received the request after she deemed the raises illegal.

Guam – Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson says she will review a request made by Vice Speaker BJ Cruz to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the pay raises Adelup employees received last year.

Read the release from the AG below:

The Attorney General acknowledges and appreciates the Vice Speaker’s request for appointment of a Special or Independent Prosecutor to investigate the 2014 executive staff retroactive pay adjustments. “I agree with the Vice Speaker’s concerns regarding the importance of maintaining public confidence in the criminal justice system. It requires that the Office thoroughly and impartially review the circumstances, the law, as well as ethical and legal responsibilities supporting any action to appoint. These are issues under consideration. I simply ask for everyone’s patience and trust,” said General Barrett-Anderson. “I wish all a very safe and Happy Holidays!”