Search Warrant Executed at DOA in Ongoing Investigation Into Corruption At GFD

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Guam – The Guam Police Department’s Government Corruption Task Force executed yet another search warrant at the Department of Administration Thursday morning in its ongoing investigation into alleged corruption at the Guam Fire Department.

Officer John Mantanona, the lead investigator of the Corruption Task Force arrived at the Department of Administration building in Hagatna about 11 am Thursday morning.

He was alone, except for the swarm of reporters and photographers from all of the island’s media outlets who had been tipped off ahead of time by an anonymous caller saying that he was coming.

Mantanona had a warrant related to what he said was the ongoing joint investigation by the Office of Public Accountability, the Attorney General and his Task Force into alleged corruption at the Guam Fire Department.

Mantanona would not say what he was looking for, nor could he reveal when the results of the investigation would  bear fruit, although he said there could be more arrests within a month or sooner.

It is the latest in a series of warrants executed at Department of Administration in an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption at the Guam Fire Department which in the past has resulted in the seizure of time sheets and pay records of various Fire Department employees.

Guam Fire Spokesman Joey San Nicolas declined comment saying the case is in the hands of investigators.

OFFICER JOHN MANTANONA, THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR OF GPD’S GOVERNMNET CORRUPTION TASK FORCE ARRIVED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN HAGATNA ABOUT 11 AM THIS MORNING.

HE WAS ALONE… EXCEPT FOR THE SWARM OF REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ALL OF THE ISLAND’S MEDIA OUTLETS WHO HAD BEEN TIPPED OFF AHEAD OF TIME BY AN ANONYMOUS CALLER SAYING THAT HE WAS COMING.

HE HAD A WARRANT RELATED TO WHAT HE SAID WAS THE ONGOING JOINT INVESTIGATION BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY…THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HIS TASK FROCE INTO ALLEGED CORRUTION AT THE GUAM FIRE DEPARTMENT.

SOUND BITE: JOHN MANTANONA/ GOVERNMNET CORRUPTION TASK FORCE
IN:      2:23 “WE’RE COMBINED WITH THE AG’S OFFICE AND THE OPA…”
OUT:  2:35 “…OR WHATEVER.”

MANTANONA COULD NOT SAY WHAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR…NOR COULD HE REVEAL WHEN THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION WOULD  BEAR FRUIT…

SOUND BITE: JOHN MANTANONA/ GOVERNMNET CORRUPTION TASK FORCE
IN:       2:57″DO YOU EXPECT RESULTS…”
OUT:   3:09″…ARRESTS…PRETTY SOON.”

IT IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF WARRANTS EXECUTED AT DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION….IN AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED CORRUPTION AT THE GUAM FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH IN THE PAST HAS RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE OF TIME SHEETS AND PAY RECORDS OF VARIOUS FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES…

TODAY … THE AFTER SPENDING ABOUT 20 MINUTES INSIDE MANATANONA CAME OUT  … DECLINING TO SAY WHAT DOCUMMENTS HAD BEEN TAKEN

SOUND BITE: JOHN MANTANONA/ GOVERNMNET CORRUPTION TASK FORCE
IN:      5:50″WHAT WE ARE FINDING HERE…”
OUT:  6:10″…LESS THAN THAT.”