AG Charges Haize Lu with Unlawful Arrival; Court Orders that the Defendant Remain in Custody

August 30, 2022- Tamuning, Guam- The Office of the Attorney General formally charged Haize Lu, the second individual arrested for unlawfully arriving into Guam by boat, this past Saturday before Magistrate Judge Jonathan R. Quan. He was charged with Failure to Acquire Clearance Requirements, Failure to Deliver a Manifest to a Customs Officer and Invalid Place of Unloading, all as misdemeanors. The defendant’s hearing was continued until yesterday afternoon in order to arrange for interpreter services.

Prosecutor Matthew Shuck requested that Lu be held on a $5,000 bond at the Department of Corrections based in part on the defendant’s potential flight risk, but it was reduced to $2,000 by the court. The defendant currently remains in custody.

In cases where defendants have been charged with unlawful arrival and have posted bail, the court has sought to address the potential for flight risk by requiring defendants to identify where they will be staying and regular reporting to probation.

The first individual arrested for unlawful arrival into Guam, Jianfeng Lu, was released by the court after he posted a $2,000 bail bond and was ordered to provide his physical address, check in three times a week with probation, and turn in his passport.