Attorney Ramon K. Quichocho is suing the wife of Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman for an alleged fraudulent scheme over a Xerox lease agreement.
Quichocho, who is representing himself, is suing Faythe Wiseman for intentional misrepresentation.
The lawyer wants Faythe Wiseman to pay him an unspecified amount of damages, attorney’s fees, court costs, and interest.
Saipan Tribune tried to obtain comments from Faythe Wiseman yesterday but no one answered her phone. Judge Wiseman was off-island yesterday.
Quichocho stated in his complaint that his law office entered into an agreement with Xerox in November 2011 to lease a printer for 60 months.
Quichocho said that Faythe Wiseman represented that both PC and Mac computers can print directly to the printer and that he will be able to print from a USB.
The printer was delivered to the law office in Gualo Rai on Dec. 13, 2011.
Quichocho said he found out, however, that he could not print directly from his Mac computer and that the USB port for printing was not installed.
When he inquired about the missing features, Faythe Wiseman allegedly promised to rectify the problem. He said Faythe Wiseman explained that the printer needed an additional software called Postscript in order to print from a Mac computer and that she will order and include such Postscript by January 2012.
Quichocho said that on Jan. 4, 2012, and again on Jan. 14, 2012, he followed up on the Postscript, but the defendant failed to respond whatsoever.
Quichocho said he later learned that Faythe Wiseman had retired from Xerox in December 2011.
When his office tried to resolve the Postscript issue with Xerox, he said he was informed that it will cost over $700 to install Postscript.
The lawyer said he was forced to obtain a PC computer, network the PC and the Mac, and transfer files between the computers in order for him to be able to print, “which is very inconvenient and time-consuming.
Quichocho said that Faythe Wiseman “carried out a fraudulent scheme” in which she made those misrepresentations.
On Tuesday, Quichocho also filed a lawsuit against Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo for the latter’s comments that resulted in the CNMI Supreme Court publicly censuring and sanctioning him in 2010. Landowner Joaquin K. Atalig joined as Quichocho’s co-plaintiff in the suit that they said is a taxpayers’ complaint.
Quichocho had also moved to disqualify Govendo from presiding over a group of investors’ lawsuit against himself (Quichocho) and Atalig.
Quichocho said the Govendo must disqualify himself from the lawsuit because his “impartiality might reasonably be questioned” considering that the judge is now a defendant in his lawsuit.
In the investors’ lawsuit against Quichocho, there is a pending motion filed by attorney Stephen Nutting on behalf of the investors, seeking to hold Quichocho in contempt for allegedly making slanderous, false, and unethical attacks against Govendo.
In May 2013, Govendo ruled that Quichocho induced landowner Atalig to violate public policy by filing false documents with the Commonwealth Recorder’s Office. When the ruling was issued, Quichocho had just been nominated to become a judge. The governor subsequently withdrew the administration’s nomination of Quichocho.