DOC officers fight their termination

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After two years of maintaining his innocence in the conspiracy to smuggle methamphetamine into the island's prison facility, former DOC officer Jeff Limo accepted a deal with the government.

Limo is arguing that he was not given notice of the discipline to be imposed.

Guam – Two former Department of Corrections Officers allegedly involved in the conspiracy to promote prison contraband are fighting their termination.

Former head of Internal Affairs Lt. Jeff Limo has filed an appeal with the Civil Service Commission, arguing that the notice of adverse action served upon him did not specify the action DOC proposed to take against him.

Limo further argues that because DOC did not want Limo to visit the prison facility, he was prevented from obtaining evidence in support of his right to request reconsideration of the decision to take adverse action.

Documents state that DOC management failed to provide notice of the discipline to be imposed, further stating that the adverse action was not taken within the 60-day time period.

Limo argues that because of these circumstances he was denied due process. He is requesting that the adverse action against him be revoked and that he be fully reimbursed for loss of pay and benefits as well as attorneys fees incurred in the process of appeal.

Meanwhile, former DOC officer Shane Cruz also filed an appeal. Cruz was arrested about a week after Limo and five other officers were taken into custody.

It is alleged that Cruz smuggled drugs and cellphones into the prison facility hidden in packages of fast food products.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.