Former Mayor Nito Blas’ trial scheduled for October

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The former mayor denies that he received a massage from a woman inside his office.

Guam – It has been almost two years since accusations against former Mangilao Mayor Nito Blas were made and in court today, a date for trial was set for late October.

Blas was charged with and accused of bribery, harassment, official misconduct and indecent exposure after a woman accused him of exposing his genitals to her in a storage room at the mayor’s office in 2015.

Blas allegedly received a massage on his leg and foot from the woman who reportedly was working her court-ordered community service hours at the Mangilao mayor’s office. Court documents state that Blas offered the woman money in exchange for not telling law enforcement authorities about the massages.

The former mayor pleaded not guilty to the charges and is adamant that the exposure was an “accident.”

Jury selection will begin on October 30 with pre-trial conference on October 19 at 10 am.

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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.