Tedtaotao takes plea deal in contraband case

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Guam – There may be only two heading to trial in the conspiracy to promote major prison contraband case involving the Guam Memorial Hospital.

The drop off point was a restroom at the Guam Memorial hospital the intended contact a Department of Corrections inmate on medical transport. But the contraband never made it into the prisoners hands as it was intercepted by authorities. A total of five individuals were implicated, one of them Corrina Tedtaotao.

Today she accepted a plea deal with the government, pleading guilty to conspiracy to promote major prison contraband as a 2nd degree felony and possession of a scheduled two controlled substance.

In court she told Judge Vernon Perez that her role was the drop off, placing the package at the hospital. For her role she is facing 0 to 18 months imprisonment, she has already served 7 months to this day. Her prison sentence is dependent on her cooperation in the case and could require her to testify against her co-conspirators.

Quiana Manibusan was the first to sign a deal and according to the government they are in negotiations with Paul Lynwood Johnson. If he accepts a deal that will leave inmates Shawn Paul Johnson and Raymond Tedtaotao to stand trial.

A follow up hearing has been set for July 17th.

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.