The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed yesterday that the FBI executed several search warrants in the CNMI and not just at the Office of the Governor.
Since the FBI does not comment on ongoing investigations, that snippet of information was the only statement that the bureau issued yesterday since the execution of the warrants, according to FBI Honolulu media coordinator/special agent Jason K. White.
Saipan Tribune saw FBI special agent Haejun Park proceed to the second floor of the Governor’s Office at 12:05pm yesterday. When asked, Park refused to comment and left the building after a few minutes.
Several FBI special agents executed the search warrant at the Governor’s Office starting at 9am.
A staff at the Governor’s Office later barred media from going up to the second floor of the building.
Saipan Tribune later checked the Torres Brothers law firm in Garapan at 3:15pm after receiving information that FBI agents were also there.
Lawyer Matthew Holley, who is a member of the Torres Brother law firm, got out from a car that was parked in front of the building and stated that the office is closed.
Saipan Tribune later texted a request for comments from the law firm but there was no reply as of press time.
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is a sibling of Torres Brothers LLC’s Joaquin, Judy, Victorino, and Vincent Deleon Guerrero Torres.
Saipan Tribune also learned that among those searched was a company engaged in realty business.