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Recent News

Court: TakeCare request denied

December 5, 2019

December 06, 2019, Tamuning, Guam- The Superior Court denied TakeCare’s request to prevent GovGuam from signing the Fiscal Year 2020 health insurance contract. Chief Deputy AG Shannon Taitano and Assistant Attorneys General Janice Camacho and Joseph Perez argue on behalf of the government. Read the Decision & Order in full here.

Guam part of national campaign to tell youth the truth® about vaping

December 2, 2019

December 3, 2019, Tamuning, Guam- The Office of the Attorney General applauds the announcement from The Truth Initiative® that it has expanded its truth® campaign to tackle the growing youth e-cigarette epidemic to include Guam. According to the announcement, over 65% of 12- to 24-year-olds in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands have seen the…

Rapist Jefta Moses convicted

November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019, Tamuning, Guam- A jury found Jefta Moses guilty of raping a woman who was walking home from work one evening in June 2018. The victim testified that as she was walking home from work in Upper Tumon, she was approached by the defendant who asked to borrow a lighter. The victim testified…

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About Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho

Throughout his career, Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho has been an advocate for everyday people. From teaching in the Guam public school system, working with low-income communities in Seattle and Boston, and fighting to protect Pagat Village, Attorney General Camacho has acted in the service of people.

Attorney General Camacho attended John F. Kennedy High School and the University of Washington. After graduating from Boston University School of Law, he clerked for the Supreme Court of Guam before entering private practice.

Attorney General Camacho was in private practice for 12 years before being elected. During that time, he handled over 100 criminal cases and over 15 Supreme Court of Guam appeals. He assisted the governments of Guam and the CNMI in reviewing complex environmental impact studies. He has also litigated several land rights and environmental justice cases, including a lawsuit to stop the construction of a firing range complex over Pagat Village and a case challenging the proposed development of a high-rise tower in southern Guam. He was also local counsel in a national lawsuit seeking to extend voting rights to U.S. citizens living in the territories.