The U.S. government charged yesterday a former president of the CNMI Association of Families with Disabilities with embezzling $5,000 of the group's funds.
Elisa Borja Ada, also known as Elisa Ada Aldan and Lisa A. Aldan, was charged in the U.S. District Court for the NMI with one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds.
According to the information, Ada, as then CAFD president, committed the crime beginning in 2007 and continuing through September 2008.
CAFD was a local government agency receiving benefits in excess of $10,000 in 2007 and 2008 under federal grants awarded by the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Ada allegedly caused CAFD checks to be issued to her, or persons designated by her, and then converted those checks for her own use and benefit.
As of yesterday, there was no scheduled hearing yet for this case.
Saipan Tribune learned that Ada used to be the collection branch manager at the Department of Finance's Division of Tax & Revenue.