Office of the Attorney General Requested for 2.2 Million for Fiscal Year 2023

In a news conference Friday, the OAG stated that the officer’s action was justified in lieu of the situation and circumstances he was in. (PNC photo)

The Guam Legislature held a budget hearing yesterday, dealing with the recent requests from the Office of the Attorney General regarding funding requests, employee benefits, and salaries.

PNC’s Damen Michael has this story

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The OAG is requesting for the fiscal year 2023 an increase of 2.2 million dollars. A majority of the 2.2 million requests will be appropriated for employee salaries.

In the fiscal year 2022. The OAG was authorized approximately 14.9 million dollars to cover all of its projected expenses but the OAG fell short of approximately 630,000. THE AG’s office projected expenditures totaled approximately 15.5 million dollars.

During a budget hearing held in front of the 36th Guam legislature the office of the attorney general using their FY2022 projections is seeking an approximate 17.7 million dollars for the fiscal year 2023.

Currently, the office of the attorney general has lost five prosecutors in the past fiscal year and is seeking available attorneys to fill in the vacancies.

When asked about vacancy positions by Speaker Therese Terlaje, Camacho said that ” There are only 3 prosecutor positions vacancies the rest are the general staffing side.”

Damen Michael PNC News First.