10 Apr 2007

Finance supervisors, trader in CNMI face 55 charges

8:47 am on 10 April 2007

Two supervisors in the Northern Marianas' Department of Finance and a businessman have been charged with 55 criminal offences by the attorney general's office.

They were for allegedly engaging in a scheme to defraud the Commonwealth of approximately 35,000 U.S. dollars collecting payments using fake invoices.

The charges are against Francisco Calvo of the CNMI Treasury Office, Maria Masga, the supervisor of the Finance's Accounts Payable section, and Edward Ada, the owner of Pacific Lawn Care Services.

The Saipan Tribune reports the three were charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception, misconduct in public office and bribery.