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GEC plans to subpoena Senator Rector

by Nick Delgado

Guam - It seems the Guam Election Commission isn't done with looking into Senator Matt Rector's past.  Although the GEC's legal counsel during the board's last meeting determined it could not decertify the freshman lawmaker despite his 1983 burglary conviction, agency Executive Director John Blas says they might launch another investigation.

"What the board has actually delegated me to do is to subpoena documentation from the senator relative to his criminal conviction. So we are currently working on that. We should be serving that in the next couple of days," Blas told KUAM News.

Blas says they still have not received any documents related to Rector's conviction from the Attorney General's Office or the Guam Police Department.  Blas says once Rector complies with the subpoena the board will decide what course of action it can possibly take against him. Rector as we reported did not disclose his burglary conviction when he filled out the affidavit to run for public office, but did admit he committed the crime on his Facebook page after KUAM News broke the story.

GEC Legal Counsel Cesar Cabot told the board that if he had disclosed his conviction, he would not have been eligible to run.

Meanwhile, Blas confirms Rector has requested information from the Commission relative to financial disclosure reports and campaign contribution and expenditure reports of his colleagues.  

Speaker Judi Won Pat reacted to the news by saying, "I really don't understand what it is that he's asking for his defense. I don't understand the connection of what it is about the rest of the senators versus the ethics complaint before the committee."

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