Secret Meetings, Collusion Alleged

Date Published: 
July 27, 2017
News Type: 
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

(Source: The Guam Daily Post) Six people who were on the board of federally funded Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, and the agency's executive director, face a combined 47 misdemeanor charges for allegedly holding secret meetings that violate the Open Government Law.

The misdemeanor charges include violation of the law that requires keeping meetings open to the public, as well as official misconduct and conspiracy.

"Illegal secret meetings (were) held to facilitate the award of $4.1 million in tax credits," according to one of the allegations stated by Chief Prosecutor Philip J. Tydingco in his declaration supporting the filing of charges...