Trial for alleged Prestige Auto scammers set for next year

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The judge moved the trial to a later date, noting that there were new defendants named in the case.

Guam – Defendants in the luxury car scam will remain on pre-trial release until their case is heard one year from now.

Prestige Automobile CEO John Shen, his son Jonathan Shen, employees Orlando Domingo and Ana Absalon are accused of setting up fake sales of vehicles, registering them under stolen identities and then shipping them off to China.

In court on Tuesday, Judge Alberto Lamorena scheduled the trial for October 2018, stating fairness to the defendants recently named in the superseding indictment as the basis to move the trial.

A pre-trial conference will be held on February 20, 2018, with jury selection set for October 15, 2018.

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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.