OPA cites DOC chief Castro for alleged misuse of govt vehicle

Castro allegedly used DOC car to go to golf links; OPA impounds vehicle

The Office of the Public Auditor allegedly caught Department of Corrections director Gregory Castro using a Corrections vehicle to go to the Marianas Country Club last week and play golf.

OPA impounded the unmarked vehicle and cited Castro for misuse of a government vehicle, according to multiple sources at OPA and the Department of Public Safety.

Saipan Tribune contacted Castro and acting Corrections commissioner Lino Tenorio yesterday for comments, but they had yet to reply as of press time.

Sources said that during OPA’s surveillance, they saw Castro on a Corrections vehicle issued to him driving toward the Marianas Country Club, where he played golf last week, Wednesday, in the morning office hours.

Sources said the surveillance was initiated after Castro was allegedly seen using the car whenever he played golf at the same golf course.

The case, however, is traffic and not a criminal matter, sources said.

Castro’s court appearance will be in the last part of May, sources added.

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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