12 Mar 2013

Court issues penal summons vs ex-CNMI governor Benigno Fitial

8:47 am on 12 March 2013

The CNMI Superior Court has issued a penal summons against the former governor Benigno Fitial in connection with an alleged conspiracy.

Mr Fitial has been summoned over allegations he conspired to shield former attorney general Edward T. Buckingham from being served a penal summons in August last year.

Our correspondent in the CNMI says sources say the Office of the Public Auditor filed an affidavit last week in the Superior Court in support of criminal allegations against Mr Fitial.

Mr Fitial was last reported to be in San Diego, California.