Yet another suspended sentence in DOC contraband case

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Ronald Meno, the man who bribed former DOC head of internal affairs Jeff Limo into smuggling contraband into the Department of Corrections, was handed a suspended sentence of three years incarceration, which means he will not spend any time in jail.

So far, none of the defendants who have been sentenced for their roles in the Department of Corrections contraband conspiracy case will do time.

“I am not a bad person, I just made the wrong decision,” stated Ronald Meno, the man who bribed former DOC head of internal affairs Jeff Limo into smuggling contraband into the Department of Corrections.

He was handed a suspended sentence of three years incarceration, which means he will not spend any time in jail. The Attorney General’s Office pointed out in court that Meno accepted a deal pleading guilty to two counts of giving bribes as a 3rd-degree felony.

The AG noted that Meno was one of the defendants to take a deal early on in the case and that his cooperation with the government led to subsequent deals being taking by other defendants in the case.

While the offense calls for maximum incarceration of five years for each count, the government requested no jail time, asking instead for Meno to be placed on probation.

The government stated that their request was in light of other defendants in the case who have been sentenced and the AG not wanting to “scapegoat Meno” who they say only played an intermediary role as the “go-between” in the case.

Meno has been placed on three years probation and has already completed all conditions of treatment.

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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.