Prestige Auto CEO’s son pleads not guilty

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Shen will be allowed to travel off-island to visit his girlfriend.

Guam – The son of Prestige Automobile CEO, answered to the charges against him in connection to an alleged luxury car scam and will be allowed to travel off island.

Jonathan Shieh-Hao Shen, maintained his innocence pleading not guilty to six charges which include multiple counts of conspiracy to commit public record tampering, conspiracy to commit forgery, and conspiracy to commit identity theft.

It was on October 13, that new charges in a superseding indictment named Prestige Auto CEO John C.J. Shen and his son Jonathan Shen as co-conspirators in the scheme to fraudulently register luxury vehicles to island residents and then sell them in China.

Jonathan Shen was released on his personal recognizance and will be able to travel off island in November to Hong Kong to visit his girlfriend. Superior Court Judge Benjamin Sison granted the request to travel pending an objection from the government.

The next hearing is scheduled for October 24 at 2 p.m.

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.