Fisher seeks internal AG, Adelup emails pertaining to double pay issue

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Atty. Tom Fisher (PNC file photo)
PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

Attorney Tom Fisher has gone to court seeking an order to force Guam Attorney General Leevin Camacho to turn over any records of discussions with internal staff or the governor’s office over the issue of double pay for frontline employees.

Last month, Fisher filed a lawsuit in Superior Court on behalf of a Guam police officer and others seeking to force GovGuam to pay their frontliners double-pay during the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Judge Anita Sukola dismissed the lawsuit. Fisher has appealed to the Guam Supreme Court. And in support of his appeal, he wants to see internal emails and documents within the administration over the issue.

He filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get them, but he says the AG has refused to comply.

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“The AG’s office, they don’t appear to want to pay that money. They say time and again that they would like to pay that money, but we just want it done properly. That’s just simply not true. They’re doing what they can to stymie the payments,” Fisher said.

As of Tuesday afternoon the attorney general’s office had not received the complaint filed by Fisher.

Spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros said once they do, “we will likely send out a statement.”

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