Guam – Last week, the prosecution had their opportunity to make their case against the couple accused of conspiring to smuggle over 2 million dollars of methamphetamine into the island.
Today, the last phase of the trial continued with closing arguments from the defense.
Attorney David Lujan looked to prove the entire case against his client Juanita Moser and co-defendant Raymond Martinez was a scheme meticulously concocted by the government to aide corrupt Customs and Quarantine agent Henry Alvendia out of serious trouble and a lengthy prison sentence.
“People may think I am crazy for saying this, but the government and Alvendia’s agent friends thought up this plan to benefit Alvendia,” said Lujan.
He contends evidence of this favoritism by the government dates back to 2002, pointing out Alvendia and Agent Erwin Fejeran were classmates, co-workers and friends.
He further made it a point to address the evidence the government had against Alvendia in 2011.
“Even though they knew he was a corrupt government agent they stopped investigating him,” Lujan said, adding that the real reason was because “they were buddies.”
Lujan pointed out the motivation to create a crime rather that to deter one was not only present but that Alvendia also lacks credibility. According to Lujan, Alvendia has lied on the stand, telling jurors, “you think he is not going to lie to you, he lied to you many times.”
The government will have one last opportunity to address the arguments made by the defense with a rebuttal.