BREAKING NEWS: Jucutan guilty on all counts


A federal jury reached a unanimous verdict today, Thursday, finding former U.S. Army Reserve member Jordan M. Jucutan guilty of all charges for engaging in a scheme to defraud and to obtain money by falsely claiming he referred soldiers to enlist in the Army
Reserves through the Army Reserves Recruiter Assistant Program (AR-RAP).

After deliberating for seven hours, the jurors found Jucutan guilty of four counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft.

U.S. District Court for the NMI Senior Judge Alex R. Munson set the sentencing for Oct. 14, 2016 at 9am.
Jucutan was allowed his continued release pending sentencing.

The jurors began deliberating for less than 25 minutes on Wednesday and resumed their deliberations today, Thursday, at 8am.
The trial started last May 17.

Jucutan was originally charged with 15 counts—one count of theft by government property, five counts of aggravated identity theft, and nine counts of wire fraud. The U.S. government subsequently reduced the number of charges.
More details to follow.

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

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