21 Mar 2013

CNMI's deputy police head faces 15 criminal charges

2:35 pm on 21 March 2013

The Office of the Public Auditor in the Northern Marianas has filed 15 criminal charges against Department of Public Safety deputy commissioner, Ambrosio Ogumoro.

The charges are in connection with his role in the alleged conspiracy to shield a former attorney general Edward Buckingham from being served a penal summons last year.

The 54-year-old senior police officer has been charged with eight counts of misconduct in public office.

On Monday, the Superior Court allowed him to post a 1,000 US dollar cash bail and 9,000 dollars in an unsecured bond.