Tolentino tapped to serve as acting ethics prosecutor


Guam – The Judiciary of Guam has announced its pick for the open ethics prosecutor position left vacant by the termination of Attorney Bruce Bradley.

In a release late this afternoon, Chief Justice Katharan Maraman announced that she has appointed former Magistrate Judge Alberto Tolentino to serve as the acting acting ethics prosecutor.

Bradley was terminated from the Judiciary earlier this month follow allegations of misconduct and gender bias, multiple sources confirm. The Judiciary, however, has not disclosed the reason for Bradley’s termination.

You can read the release from the Judiciary below:

Hagåtña, Guam – Chief Justice Katherine A. Maraman has appointed Alberto E.
Tolentino as Acting Ethics Prosecutor. Tolentino’s appointment begins on June 11,

2018. Tolentino served previously as Magistrate Judge of the Superior Court of Guam-
two consecutive terms from 2009 to 2017.

“Attorney Tolentino has agreed to assist the Judiciary of Guam during this important
transition period,” said Chief Justice Maraman. “This appointment comes as the
workload is growing and the process to bring on a permanent ethics prosecutor
A former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Guam, Tolentino served as Ethics Prosecutor
of the Judiciary of Guam from 2001-2006-formerly the Prosecuting Counsel for the
Guam Bar Ethics Committee. Tolentino graduated from the University of San Francisco
in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his Juris Doctor degree from
the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law in 1993.
The Office of the Ethics Prosecutor is mandated to investigate and prosecute alleged
attorney and judicial officer misconduct. The Ethics Prosecutor is an unclassified
position accountable to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam.