OAG files information against ex-Labor secretary


The Office of the Attorney General filed on Wednesday an information that contains three traffic charges against former Department of Labor secretary Edith Eleanor DeLeon Guerrero.

The information, which was filed by assistant attorney general J. Robert Glass Jr., charged the 53-year-old DeLeon Guerrero with three counts of restriction upon use of government vehicles.

Glass stated in the information that on Dec. 8, 2013 to Oct. 11, 2016, DeLeon Guerrero used a government motor vehicle that had tinting materials on its windows, that was not clearly marked as such on both front doors, and did not bear government license plates.

Originally, OAG filed in court only a traffic citation that contains the same charges against the former Labor secretary.

On Oct. 1, 2016, the then-Labor secretary DeLeon Guerrero was cited for violation of restriction upon use of government vehicles such as driving a government vehicle that does not bear a government license plate, driving an unmarked government vehicle, and operating a government vehicle with tinting on its windows.

Deleon Guerrero pleaded not guilty. She said it’s a rent a car and obviously not a government property.

Each of three charges is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or three days of imprisonment, according to the law. According to court documents, Police Officer Jesus Santos issued the traffic citation against Deleon Guerrero on Oct. 16, 2016 at 3:39pm in the parking lot of the Happiness Chinese Restaurant in western Garapan.

Deleon Guerrero was the driver of a red five-door Toyota car with license plate ACU-788. The car is registered to Marfega Trading Co. Inc.

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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