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After changes, Wang pleads guilty to federal charges - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Mon, 01/30/2012 - 22:34

After changes, Wang pleads guilty to federal charges
Pacific Daily News
Wang, the owner of now defunct construction company Hua Sheng International Construction Group, pleaded guilty to four federal crimes during a lengthy District Court of Guam hearing yesterday. Wang underpaid foreign workers, deceived labor officials, ...

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Guardsman charged in housing fraud - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/27/2012 - 22:34

Guardsman charged in housing fraud
Pacific Daily News
Reginald Diaz is accused of stealing from the government by pretending he was paying rent to his mother, according to an indictment filed in the District Court of Guam. Diaz allegedly told the Defense Finance and Accounting Service that he paid between ...

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Conference addresses Guam's political status - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 22:31

Conference addresses Guam's political status
Pacific Daily News
Attendees at the District Court of Guam Annual District Conference got a rundown of the legal and political history of Guam's status as an unincorporated territory yesterday. During two panel discussions, judges, lawyers and political leaders spoke ...
Territories not getting a fair dealSaipan Tribune

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Bookkeeper confesses to embezzling about $350K - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 22:31

Bookkeeper confesses to embezzling about $350K
Pacific Daily News
Nicole Nededog has offered to plead guilty to bank fraud, according to a plea agreement filed in District Court of Guam yesterday. Federal prosecutors said Nededog should re-pay the stolen amount, however, Nededog is free to ask for a lower amount, ...

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Sotomayor connects Guam, Puerto Rico - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 22:31

Sotomayor connects Guam, Puerto Rico
Pacific Daily News
Two others, Barbara Palacios Cepeda and Vanessa Ji, were admitted to practice law in the District Court of Guam. Sotomayor also had a few words for Guam's next generation of lawyers. The associate justice urged attorneys to remember that they became ...

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Replacement psychologist to be recommended - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 22:31

Replacement psychologist to be recommended
Pacific Daily News
The attorneys will attempt to agree on a single candidate, and anyone whom they propose must be first approved by a District Court of Guam judge. "If (Kiffer) is replaced it will not be (until) after the judge has reached a comfort level that the case ...

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Fitial to meet with Sotomayor on Sunday - Saipan Tribune

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 19:26

Fitial to meet with Sotomayor on Sunday
Saipan Tribune
Sotomayor arrived in Guam on Wednesday night for the annual conferences hosted by the District Court of Guam and the District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands. Education Commissioner Rita A. Sablan earlier told the media that Sotomayor has invited ...

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Territories not getting a fair deal - Saipan Tribune

District Court in the News - Thu, 01/26/2012 - 19:26

Territories not getting a fair deal
Saipan Tribune
US territories don't get to enjoy the same fundamental rights that applies to other states due to a lack of “uniformity clause,” Camacho said during a conference held yesterday by the US District Court of Guam and the CNMI.

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Mental Health manager details progress - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 22:31

Mental Health manager details progress
Pacific Daily News
"This is where we are," Kiffer said in the District Court of Guam, comparing Mental Health to a train leaving the station. "We are ... gaining speed. We've got the energy and now we are ... moving on." Kiffer spent more than an hour in federal court ...

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Guam welcomes Sotomayor - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 22:31

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Guam welcomes Sotomayor
Pacific Daily News
District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood finished her sentence with, " ... where America's day begins." / Masako Watanabe/Pacific Daily News/mwatanabe@guamp Price Elementary School students in teacher Vickie Loughran's class are ...
Sotomayor on islandKUAM.com
Fitial to meet with Sotomayor on SundaySaipan Tribune

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H-2 workers out $5M: Former employer pleads guilty in federal labor case - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Wed, 01/25/2012 - 22:30

H-2 workers out $5M: Former employer pleads guilty in federal labor case
Pacific Daily News
•Steven Wang filed a signed plea agreement in the District Court of Guam yesterday, admitting to a four-year scheme that duped about 173 workers out of $5 million in wages. Wang admits that he advertised jobs for foreign workers that promised to pay ...

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Arrives on Guam WEDNESDAY - Pacific News Center

District Court in the News - Tue, 01/24/2012 - 08:55

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Arrives on Guam WEDNESDAY
Pacific News Center
Justice Sotomayor has been invited to speak at the annual District Court Conference which is being hosted by the District Court of Guam and the District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Conference is taking place at the Guam Hilton Resort ...

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Rectify: Do what's necessary to fix service shortfalls for Mental Health clients - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Sun, 01/22/2012 - 22:33

Rectify: Do what's necessary to fix service shortfalls for Mental Health clients
Pacific Daily News
Almost two years later, little progress has been made, according to a motion filed in the District Court of Guam by Daniel Sommerfleck, an attorney representing three plaintiffs with disabilities, who argues there is no proof clients are getting the ...

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Gambling suspect allowed off island - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:33

Gambling suspect allowed off island
Pacific Daily News
Wai Kam Ho, who owns an abandoned spa that allegedly hosted an illegal poker game, has been allowed by a District Court of Guam judge to visit family members in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The trip starts Sunday and will last until Feb. 14. ...

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Lawyer seeks change at Mental Health - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:33

Lawyer seeks change at Mental Health
Pacific Daily News
January 18, 2012: Two motions are filed in the District Court of Guam. One states that, after two years under the management team, the disabled residents who sued Mental Health feel no progress has been made, so the management team should be replaced.

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BREAKING NEWS: Despite objections, federal court allows gambling suspect to go ... - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:49

BREAKING NEWS: Despite objections, federal court allows gambling suspect to go ...
Pacific Daily News
Wai Kam Ho, who owns an abandoned spa that allegedly hosted an illegal poker game, has been allowed by a District Court of Guam judge to visit his family members in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The trip starts Sunday and lasts until Feb. 14.

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Guam- The United States Marshals Service has handed over Ballistic Shields to ... - Pacific News Center

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/20/2012 - 07:48

Guam- The United States Marshals Service has handed over Ballistic Shields to ...
Pacific News Center
US Marshal Frank Leon Guerrero says the shields are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between them and the Guam Police Department (GPD), Department of Corrections (DOC) and Judiciary of Guam Court Marshals. As part of the Violent Crime Task ...

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Local news - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Wed, 01/18/2012 - 22:31

Local news
Pacific Daily News
The package -- addressed to "Lucky Money" in Yigo -- contained the substance inside a plastic bag, wrapped in two silver bags, hidden in a box of Scandinavian coffee, and packaged with several balloons and newspapers, District Court of Guam documents ...

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Fence blocks illegal dump: Landowner takes action following EPA request - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Mon, 01/16/2012 - 22:32

Fence blocks illegal dump: Landowner takes action following EPA request
Pacific Daily News
"Guam EPA has identified the points of contact for the various lots that have illegal dumpsites on them in Nimitz Hill," states a Guam EPA report, filed in the District Court of Guam on Friday. "All of these properties were returned to the original ...

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Local news - Pacific Daily News

District Court in the News - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 22:34

Local news
Pacific Daily News
Debbie Ann Mantanona, 31, has signed an agreement pleading guilty to wire fraud in the District Court of Guam. According to the plea agreement, Mantanona wrote bad checks totaling about $10600. Airport Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend, ...

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