Former mayor to undergo PTSD assessment

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Nito Blas is accused of bribing a woman into giving him a massage.

Guam – Trial for former Mangilao Mayor Nito Blas has been delayed pending a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder assessment.

Former Mangilao Mayor Nito Blas’ attorney informed Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo that he will be undergoing an assessment for post traumatic stress disorder at the Veteran’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

It is unclear how the defense intends to utilize the assessment in the case, however, according to his attorney, the assessment is for the pre-trial conference.

As a result Judge Bordallo has continued the pre-trial conference hearing until November 9 at 10 am.

You may recall, Blas was accused of bribery, harassment, official misconduct and indecent exposure stemming from an incident which occurred in 2015.

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

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.