Ex-DOC officer may be in trouble for not checking in with probation

Former DOC corrections officer Fermin Maratita (PNC file photo)

Ex-DOC officer Fermin Maratita may have found himself in a bit of trouble as he has failed to check in as ordered by the court.

Maratita is one of the last defendants implicated in the Department of Corrections contraband conspiracy case awaiting sentencing.

Currently on release, he is supposed to adhere to the conditions set forth by Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola which includes checking in with probation by telephone.

Maratita, however, has not been complying. Probation told the court that the last time Maratita called in was on July 22nd. Attempts were made to contact Maratita but none were successful. Probation stated that a violation report is pending.

Maratita’s attorney, Douglas Moylan, did not address the pending violation. Rather, he said that Maratita has been keeping up to date.

He said he is just waiting for a response from the government on whether Maratita’s assistance, as laid out in the plea deal, is still required. The response will determine when Maratita can move forward with sentencing.

A hearing has been set for Sept 28th.


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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.