Former GHURA Employee Sentenced for Receiving Bribes

Date Published: 
April 5, 2017
News Type: 
News
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

(Source: www.guampdn.com) A judge sentenced a former employee of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority to 1 year and 1 day in prison for accepting bribes, but she will only spend 30 days behind bars.

Antonia Mayo-San Nicolas admitted to taking bribes from tenants to qualify them for the federally-funded Section 8 housing program when she was a housing specialist for GHURA. Court documents state she took bribes between September 2014 and January 2016.

Judge Michael Bordallo on Tuesday sentenced her to one year and one day in prison, with all but 30 days suspended. She received credit for time served. She also must pay a $10,000 fine.

Mayo-San Nicolas, 55, last year pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving bribes as a third-degree felony.

She had received about $800 in her dealings with the three tenants, according to her lawyer, Leevin Camacho.

Joseph McDonald, assistant deputy attorney general, said Mayo-San Nicolas also demanded money from new GHURA clients, “folks who really didn’t have the money.”

“That certainly diminishes the integrity of the program,” he said.

As part of her plea agreement, the other charges against Mayo-San Nicolas were dismissed...