“This is not right. This is politically motivated,” he said. “I was very disappointed with the way I was treated. They allowed my driver to continue driving for me for nine months without telling me about this. What if people dealing with my driver just decided to terminate me?”
The governor’s driver-bodyguard, Pete Reyes, was indicted last week in federal court for “ice” trafficking using the governor’s government-issued vehicle.
Fitial was still in Washington, D.C. when the indictment was announced.
He said he called his driver and confronted him about it but Reyes denied the accusations and claimed that he was being framed up.
Fitial said the court will determine Reyes’ guilt but he is taking an issue with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“They don’t like me,” he added.
According to the Variety he said that the federal agency should have given him the courtesy of telling him about the investigation.
On September 29, 2009, the defendant met with the U.S. Probation Officer to discuss his release conditions, at which time he was referred to Marianas Psychiatric Services for random drug testing. Also at this meeting, the defendant requested for drug counseling services. This officer has consulted with Assistant U.S. Attorney James Benedetto and Defense Counsel Robert Torres and all parties are in agreement that drug counseling is appropriate for the defendant. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3142(c)(B)(x), this officer recommends that the pretrial release conditions be modified to include to the following condition:
The defendant will participate in a program of inpatient or outpatient substance abuse therapy and counseling if deemed advisable by the pretrial services office or supervising officer.
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