CNMI deputy leader summoned over lawsuit

4:59 pm on 8 November 2016

The Northern Marianas Lieutenant Governor, Victor Hocog, has been served a summons related to a Japanese investor's lawsuit against the owners of the cargo ship, MV Luta.

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Takahisa Yamamoto was suing for breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.

Mr Yamamoto alleged Mr Hocog, with five others and two companies, had refused to pay back the $US3.4 million that he put up for the ship, which a week earlier had been seized by the government.

He wanted the vessel sold to pay his demands, including interest and costs.