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Hara determined to force Rector investigation

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The only person to file a complaint regarding Senator Matt Rector's criminal history is growing with even more frustrated as he feels he is being given the runaround.  Eloy Hara is looking to use all means necessary to ensure that his complaint is enough to spark further investigation into the controversial policymaker.

While most Government of Guam employees took the day off for the Santa Marian Kamalen holiday, Hara used it to further launch his formal complaint against Senator Rector. At issue is the lawmaker and Guam Federation of Teachers president's failing to disclose his 1983 burglary conviction, which he claims he forgot about.

The Guam Election Commission evidently won't conduct a formal investigation until an official complaint is filed with the Attorney General's Office or the Guam Police Department. Hara tried to take it a step further by attempting to file a complaint with the feds.

He told KUAM News, "I feel that I'm getting the runaround, because title one and 48 USC is a federal law; that if, in fact, I was referencing Title I (which is a federal law) that maybe if that was violated that the U.S. Attorney General might get into the picture."

Hara argues senator rector has not only violated local but also federal laws that indicate that anyone who has been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or crime of moral turpitude is ineligible to run for office.  He says he feels he was given the runaround today because after making his way to the district court he was instead referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office where he was given specific instructions.

"They made some phone calls, and I was given an FBI phone number and I was told to launch my complaint to the FBI first, and the FBI person would do investigation and would forward his finding to the U.S. Attorney General," he detailed.

Late this afternoon, Hara says the FBI assured him they will review his complaint before taking further action.  He added he's confident his complaint against the senator is valid, noting, "If he has any issue with me, let him call me. And if he can convince me that he didn't do anything wrong, then I'm a fair person. If he can convince me that he didn't falsify his affidavit, then I could retract everything that I've gone this far to do. But I'd rather doubt it."

Hara adds he will be going to the Guam Attorney General's Office and the Guam Police Department tomorrow morning to file his complaints.

Rector meanwhile continues to deny any audience with KUAM News to provide comment on our stories.

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