GHURA BOARD Case: Former Chairman in “talks” with government

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Guam – A trial date has not been set for the GHURA Board Executives accused of holding secret meetings, as several motions are still under advisement of the court. But information pertaining to the former GHURA Board Chairman may affect how trial moves forward.

Former GHURA Board Chairman David Sablan is in talks with the government, but according to his attorney Howard Trapp it isn’t a plea agreement.

Trapp notified the court, “Also the prosecutor and I and Mr. Sablan are talking about how we are going to go forward in this case. I just gotten a, its not a plea agreement but a proposal that I am not a liberty to disclose but we are talking and will be meeting together and it is too soon to set this matter for trial.”

In light of the information Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola has scheduled a criminal trial setting for April 4, at which time she hopes to have ruled on the pending motions from all defendants. At this time there are two pending motions to dismiss and one motion to sever.

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.