Judge Camacho to Testify at Buckingham's Trial

January 13, 2014

Judge Joseph Camacho will testify as a witness at the trial of disgraced ex-CNMI Attorney General Edward Buckingham at his trial scheduled for February 3rd in the Superior Court in Saipan.

In 2012 the CNMI Office of the Public Auditor filed 12 criminal charges against Buckingham, including those alleging the violation of election laws. Buckingham allegedly used his position and office to campaign for the election of Covenant Party candidate Joseph Camacho, who was a candidate in the 2010 U.S. House Delegate race.

The trial should be interesting. Buckingham was connected to three years of CNMI scandals.

Buckingham fled the CNMI with his wife after he learned that at warrant had been issued for his arrest. In August 2012, Buckingham was assisted in fleeing the CNMI by his thug-like policeman accomplices who kept him from being served the arrest warrant, used federally funded police cars to transport him and his wife to the Saipan International Airport, and helped breach security to whisk the couple to the airport's "V.I.P." room. It was there that the F. B. I. served Buckingham with his arrest warrant. Still, the ex-AG defiantly boarded the plane.

In May 2013 Buckingham was arrested as a fugitive in Colorado and returned to the CNMI where he posted bond and appeared before Superior Court Kenneth Govendo. He was allowed to return to Colorado to "seek medical treatment" until his February 2014 court appearance in Saipan.

Ex-Governor Benigno Fitial, who orchestrated most of the corrupt schemes that Buckingham engaged in, is allegedly hiding in the Philippines. A warrant was re-issued for his arrest on June 20, 2013. The U.S. and Philippines have an extradition treaty, but cowardly Fitial has refused to return to the CNMI to face his 7 criminal charges.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fitial's in Tan's luxury condo in the Philippines. Tan just got a nice package from DPL to build another hotel on SaiTan. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

IT will win in November as Inos will run nearly unopposed with Ralph Torres as the Tan nominated candidate just like the last one and the Washington Rep supports them. Go figure

capt said...

My own personal suspicion, without any actual proof, concerning Fitial, is that Inos and other do not actually want Fitial back to answer any charges, especially before any elections, as any trial may (will) tie them in to many of these underhanded schemes that Fitial and the former AG were involved in.
The power plant deal is only one of them.
Election fraud, prostitution, illegal sponsorship, along with the many contracts awarded without bids and also "fixed" bid contracts to favor certain companies for "kickbacks".
The list can go on and on and will involve the DPS, DPL, DPW, CPA and even CDA among other agencies.
I would be willing to bet there are many Fed laws broken within this reign of terror that Fitial and associates and his Carolinian Mafia ran.
Hopefully Bucky boy will "roll over" if he gets caught in a corner and try to make deals dureing his court cases.

What also is interesting is,that if the reports are true about "Tan's family penthouse" it is more proof that the right people have been bought off in the Phil. IF INDEED any request for Fitial's arrest has been sent to the Phil.
The Phil. has picked up many foreigners for much less law infringements. And all have been in hiding and not high profile cases.

Someone should actually get Inos to give a direct answer if he actually singed an extradition request and if the request was received in the Phil.
But Tan family is a big powerful family in the Phil. and have escaped any prosecution for human slavery, false imprisonment, kidnapping among many other illegal acts over the years.
Many time they are in the headlines when one of their house workers escapes or something else is brought up, but after a few days it all blows over and nothing is ever heard about it again.

Anonymous said...

11:17 Kilili knows Eloy is involved in NMI corruption.He supports Eloy because Eloy supports him. Was Eloy in a coma for the years Fitial and Bucky trashed the NMI? No! He had a part in the graft. Eloy and Ben are Tan men. They were officers at the garment factory. They are responsible for the NMI's huge alien population. But the people will vote Eloy in and whine about the disastrous results. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

11:17 Kilili knows Eloy is involved in NMI corruption.He supports Eloy because Eloy supports him. Was Eloy in a coma for the years Fitial and Bucky trashed the NMI? No! He had a part in the graft. Eloy and Ben are Tan men. They were officers at the garment factory. They are responsible for the NMI's huge alien population. But the people will vote Eloy in and whine about the disastrous results. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

The locals have been colonized so long perhaps they need someone to tell them what to do.

Ben is actually in Makati City, PI in Bridge Capital's (a Tan money manager since late 90's went to VI, DC, and Vegas trying for casinos until Ben was elected in 06(?) and they packed and were in CNMI in 30 days for their free QC no taxes for 25 years able to cover 600 corporations under their Ben signed tax scheme and they bought several 10,000 tables for Bens inauguration too) 3 bed top floor penthouse 4 levels above Gloria...you know, the old deposed PI connected leader.

And Eloy Inos is as guilty as it gets. He will run to PI and claim a sickness too...greedacitus