No additional jail time for Hocog

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An emotional Roxanne Hocog apologized to the people of Guam for her crimes, telling the court that it was the drugs that made her do wrong and that she has since made efforts towards recovery and was giving back to the community.

This afternoon the court handed down its first sentence in the case involving the conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections. However, it wasn’t your usual sentencing as it was met with applause and cheer.

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An emotional Roxanne Hocog apologized to the people of Guam for her crimes, telling the court that it was the drugs that made her do wrong and that she has since made efforts towards recovery and was giving back to the community.

Hocog will not serve any additional time behind bars as Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola gave her accolades, sentencing her to five years incarceration, all suspended with credit for time served.

She will also need to pay off the remaining $6,000 fine and was placed on supervised release.

Hocog is one of 13 individuals implicated in the conspiracy to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Mangilao prison compound.

She took a deal with the government two years ago and as part of that deal, the court noted that her assistance resulted in co-defendants also taking deals with the government.

According to the government, Hocog picked up a total of three contraband cases within six months. However, the government also applauded Hocog’s progress as she has been drug-free for two years.

Showing their support were members of the Oasis Empowerment group, Togi, and New beginnings. Hocog says that she will continue with Oasis and helping those who are also trying to overcome drug addiction.

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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.