Guam – Trial in the case involving GHURA Board Executives who are accused of conspiring to violate open government law will move forward but instead of one trial there will be three.
Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola has issued her decision and order relative to motions to sever and motions to dismiss.
The motions to sever were filed by former board members John Illao and Deanne Torre, both were granted by the court.
This means that Illao and Torre will be tried separately from co-defendants David Sablan, Roland Selvige, Cecile Suda, and Rosie Blas.
The last defendant in the case GHURA Director Michael Duenas has accepted a plea deal from the government and may be called to testify in the proceedings.
Meanwhile, all motions to dismiss the charges against the defendants were denied.
While it was argued by Selvige and Torre that there is no probable cause, the court denied the request allowing for the allegations of conspiracies charged to be decided by a jury.
A criminal trial setting is scheduled for May 23rd.