Reservist in alleged theft of referral bonuses arrested


The U.S. Marshal Service arrested yesterday Jordan M. Jucutan, a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, who was indicted in federal court for allegedly stealing referral bonuses from the U.S. Army Reserves totaling $9,000 by fraudulently claiming that he recruited five potential soldiers and claiming the cash incentives for himself.

The U.S. Marshal Service served Jucutan the arrest warrant that U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona issued on Thursday.

Manglona issued the arrest warrant after an indictment was filed in court charging Jucutan with theft of government property, five counts of aggravated identity theft, and nine counts of wire fraud. The court appointed attorney Pamela Brown as counsel for Jucutan.

Jucutan’s initial appearance hearing will be today, Tuesday, at 10:30am.

According to the indictment, Jucutan took advantage of the U.S. Army Reserve Recruiting Assistance Program, which is designed to offer cash incentives to Army Reserve soldiers—known as recruiter assistants—to recruit other individuals to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Jucutan allegedly falsely claimed that he was responsible for referring and recruiting five potential soldiers to join the Army Reserves.

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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