Prosecution lining up witnesses for Yona mayor trial

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Former Yona mayor Jesse Blas (file photo)
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Documents filed in the case involving Yona Mayor Jesse Blas not only confirm the identity of the FBI’s confidential informant but also provides insight into the government’s case.

The FBI confidential informant who posed as a drug trafficker and purchased a United States Postal Service cluster box unit from Yona Mayor Jesse Blas has been officially identified by name in court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney General.

The document states that Brenda Kinian will be called as a witness at trial, in accordance with the plea agreement Kinian signed convicting her of extortion.

With trial anticipated, the government, in their trial brief, stated that Kinian is one of 10 witnesses to be called to the stand. Photographs, as well as video and audio recordings, have also been turned in as evidence.

Court documents state that Blas told his former girlfriend, Vickilyn Teregeyo, that he used cluster box units to receive narcotics and provided her with a key to conduct the illegal activities.

She will also be testifying as a government witness as part of a cooperation agreement.

The defense, meanwhile, argued in opposition to a motion filed by the government that their reliance on Teregeyo is “troubling,” saying that her claims of being a victim of violence were made a year after the events transpired and only after being questioned by the government.

The defense also argued that Teregeyo “is a hardened criminal lacking credibility, unafraid to be the aggressor and obviously holding a position of significance in the drug trafficking community.”

Trial is set to begin on Feb. 4.

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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.