July 22, 2013
Now the question is will Ayuyu reveal who he was delivering the fruit bats to? Some have speculated that it was another CNMI Senator who was set to receive the cargo.
At yesterday's hearing the NMI District Court set Ayuyu's sentencing for November 8, 2013.
It is also amazing that since being charged the Senator still has clung to his position and the Senate has not suspended him. Another disservice to the people of the CNMI by a stubborn offical. It seems that most CNMI officials who violate laws or commit unethical acts only leave office after being forced out.
Now that Ayuyu has admitted his guilt and confessed to the crimes, the Senate has the responsibility to take swift action to expel him so that his seat can be filled.
The plea agreement also calls for having the charges for possessing a phone in the prison dropped.
Read the plea agreement: