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OAG disappointed with decision reducing felony criminal sexual conduct charges to misdemeanors; looking at options to appeal
Following the Superior Court’s sentencing yesterday in CF596-17, Chief Prosecutor J. Basil O’Mallan said, “We are disappointed with the Court’s decision to vacate the jury’s findings that the defendant committed felonies. Twelve community members listened to the evidence presented at trial and made the decision that the defendant was guilty of all crimes in the…
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
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…
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.