Former Prestige employee gets probation, no prison time

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Guam – Having taken a plea deal with the federal government in the Luxury Automobile fraud case, tax preparer and Prestige Automobile employee Ana Absalon will not spend a day in jail for her involvement in the scheme. 

Absalon signed a plea deal and entered a plea of guilty in November 2017 to a charge of knowing or reckless disclosure or use of information by preparers of returns.

Under the agreement, the remaining two charges against her were dismissed.

According to court documents, she used the information she obtained from individuals she prepared taxes for to register luxury vehicles that were shipped to buyers in China.

Court documents state that as part of the deal, Absalon agreed to assist authorities in the case.

As a result of her assistance, she was sentenced to one-year probation.

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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.