The CNMI government, through the Office of the Public Auditor, filed today, Friday, criminal charges against former Attorney General Edward T. Buckingham over his alleged hosting of a campaign party for the governor's delegate candidate on Aug. 28, 2010.
Citing family reasons, Buckingham resigned as AG, the position that he held for three years. Today, Friday, is his last work day.
OPA filed the information charging Buckingham with one count of use of public supplies, services, time and personnel for campaign activities; one count of use of the name of a government department or agency to campaign and/or express support for a candidate running for public office; two counts of misconduct in public office, and one count of failure to produce documents or information.
Superior Court's clerk of court Bernadita A. Sablan summoned Buckingham to appear in court on Monday at 9am.
“If you do not appear, an application may be made for the issuance of a warrant for your arrest,” Sablan said in a one-page penal summons.