Guam – The Administrator of the Department of Labor’s Alien Processing Division confirms that Zachary Carriaga has been arrested in connection with a scam that involved a person posing as a DOL employee who was extorting payments from contractors.
Administrator Gregg Massey says that Guam Police told him that Carriaga has been charged with impersonating a government official.
GPD Sarg. Mike Aguon says Carriaga was booked and released.
The Department of Labor issued a public warning to contractors earlier this month that someone was posing as a DOL inspector, calling contractors, accusing them of violating regulations and threatening them with big fines. But later in the conversation, the impersonator offers to make a deal with the contractor to have the violations wiped away, if the contractor pays the him a much smaller fee, in cash.
Massey told PNC News that he is pleased that the Guam Police Department acted swiftly on the information provided to them and that an arrest has been made that clears the name of the Department of Labor.
He said that Carriaga was never employed by the Department of Labor but that he had sought employment at DOL in the past.