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Recent News

Joshua Perez sentenced to 6 years; 5 years for committing felony while on felony release

August 29, 2019

The Superior Court of Guam sentenced Joshua Brandon Perez today to six years imprisonment at the Department of Corrections. At trial, a jury found the defendant guilty of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance as a Third-Degree Felony. The defendant later admitted that he committed the offense while on release in another felony matter.…

Cepeda sentenced to 13 years in prison for robbing tourist

August 27, 2019

Vincent Rodriguez Cepeda, the man who was convicted of robbing a tourist while armed with a machete, must spend 13 years at the Department of Corrections. The Superior Court sentenced him late yesterday afternoon to eight years for Second-Degree Robbery as a Second-Degree Felony and five years for the Special Allegation of Possession or Use…

OAG sues opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma for making false and misleading claims

August 19, 2019

Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho sued opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P.  and related companies in local court for violating Guam’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The complaint alleges that Purdue misled prescribers and patients about the safety and efficacy of its opioids to increase the company’s profits. The complaint also describes the deceptive marketing campaign and…

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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.