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Recent News

AG Leevin T. Camacho to discuss the 9th Circuit decision in Plebiscite Case

August 5, 2019

As part of our efforts to provide information about legal issues that are important to our community, we have provided a copy of the OAG presentation regarding the 9th Circuit decision in the Plebiscite case. To view the presentation, click here. We have also made available the documents that were filed in the case leading…

Tosiuo found guilty at trial of criminal sexual conduct; later pleads guilty to felony while on felony release

August 2, 2019

Last week, a jury found Sammy Tosiuo guilty of sexually assaulting a woman. After trial, the defendant pleaded guilty to the special allegation of committing a Felony while on Felony Release. In the early morning hours in mid-June, the victim was climbing the staircase to her home when the defendant came up behind her. She…

The Office of the Attorney General is aware of the incident and arrest that occurred yesterday involving Assistant Attorney General David Highsmith.

August 1, 2019

The OAG holds its employees to a high standard of conduct while they are acting on behalf of the office. We have a responsibility as an employer, and will conduct an administrative review of the incident.¬† We are also aware of our responsibility to ensure all criminal complaints are handled appropriately.¬† Any criminal complaint related…

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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.