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Ethics committee awaits brief on Rector complaint

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Legislature's Ethics Committee is meeting today, during which they'll hear from their legal counsel who will provide a review of the complaint filed against Senator Matt Rector by Port Board Chair Monte Mesa. Mesa alleges there is a conflict of interest with Rector holding his position as senator while remaining the President of the Guam Federation of Teachers union.

Rector on the other hand argues there is no conflict with him holding both positions.

Meanwhile Eloy Hara will be filing a complaint against Rector with the Ethics Committee regarding him continuing to sit as senator after fessing up to the fact that he was convicted of burglary in 1983. The GEC on Wednesday determined it did not have the authority to remove the lawmaker but rather that power lies with the Legislature.

The GEC also determined that had Rector publicly disclosed the conviction when he filled out the application to run for public office he would not have been eligible for candidacy.

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