BREAKING NEWS: No jail time for Fitial, as Inos OKs commutation


Gov. Eloy S. Inos has granted the commutation of a one-year prison sentence for former governor Benigno A. Fitial.
Fitial will get no jail time, according to the commutation order.
The decision was announced yesterday.
In an official decision, Inos said he is “exercising the power vested in the Office of the Governor.”
“Now, therefore I, Eloy S. Inos, Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, pursuant to the clemency power conferred upon me by Article III of the Constitution of the CNMI, have granted and by there presents do grant a commutation of sentence to Benigno Fitial by removing the requirement for Benigno Fitial to serve any jail time including suspended jail term pursuant to CNMI Surpreme Court Order in Criminal Case No. 14-0051.”
More details in tomorrow’s Saipan Tribune.

Joel D. Pinaroc | Reporter
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