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Special committee resumes investigation

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THE House Special Committee on Fiscal Review of Executive Expenditures will meet today, Monday, to resume its review of the governor's expenditures.

Chaired by Rep. Ralph Yumul, the other members of the special committee are Vice Speaker Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero, House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan, House Minority Leader Edwin Propst,  Reps. Luis John Castro, Donald Manglona, Tina Sablan, and Edmund Villagomez.

The special committee has written to several department or agency heads requesting certain documents pertinent to the ongoing investigation.

The department or agency heads who have received these letters from the special committee are Northern Islands Mayor Vicente Santos, Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla Iakopo, Commonwealth Casino Commission Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero, Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Juana Leon Guerrero, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Special Assistant Gerald Deleon Guerrero, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero, and Department of Lands and Natural Resources Secretary Anthony Benavente.

 

Members of the House Special Committee on Fiscal Review of Executive Expenditures meet in the House chamber of Capital Hill in this photo taken over a week ago. Photo by K-Andrea Evarose S. Limol

During its last meeting, the special committee also agreed to subpoena Secretary of Finance David Atalig regarding certain documents that the committee said should not be redacted.

Thus far, documents have been received from Secretary Atalig, as well as from Director Leon Guerrero, Secretary Benavente, Special Assistant Deleon Guerrero, and Managing Director Iakopo.

Chairman Deleon Guerrero and Mayor Santos have both requested the special committee for an extension.

 

 

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