2 more charges filed against ex-Army Reserve


Two more charges have been filed against Jordan M. Jucutan, a teacher and a former member of the U.S. Army Reserve, accused of stealing referral bonuses from the U.S. Army Reserve totaling $9,000 by fraudulently claiming that he recruited five potential soldiers and claiming the cash incentives for himself.

A second superseding indictment, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the NMI on Friday, added one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

This brings to total charges of eight counts—four counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

Two charges were added as the U.S. government included the fourth victim or 4th nominee (future soldier).

Using an online portal/website, Jucutan allegedly electronically submitted the personal identifiable information for four nominees without the knowledge or consent of the nominees on Aug. 25 and 26, 2007, and on June 6, 2009, and on Oct. 28, 2007.

The superseding indictment charged Jucutan with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

The original indictment charged Jucutan with 15 counts—one count of theft of government property, five counts of aggravated identity theft, and nine counts of wire fraud.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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