DOC contraband case stalls as it awaits plea deals

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The case involving a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections cannot proceed any further without addressing three remaining defendants who have yet to take deals in the case.

Sentencing hearings for several defendants in the case were supposed to begin last week. But because the case involves 13 defendants and all but three have taken a plea deal with the government, those hearings will have to wait as a number of the plea agreements call for cooperation which entails testifying against co-actors in the case.

To date, Roxanne Hocog, Bruno Simmons, Gerry Hocog, Ronald Meno, Frankie Rosalin, Fermina Maratita, and Jeff Limo have signed plea deals.

Jerome San Nicolas and Ed Crisostimo are pending deals while Lian Cabrera is still on the run.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.