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No comment on possible nepotism hiring

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The federal management team isn't saying much about their recent decision to hire a relative as a consultant.  Dr. James Kiffer and Attorney Jim Casey were appointed to manage the government's amended permanent injunction, requiring them to provide basic and adequate care to individuals with disabilities.

Casey could not be reached for comment about the team's decision to hire his brother, jack, as a consultant. 

Dr. Kiffer, meanwhile, would neither comment nor disclose details about how much the contract was worth or whether they saw a conflict in the hiring.  He said only, "He's not going to comment now and i don't blame him but it's really in the judge's hands."

Senator Judi Guthertz recently fired off a letter, asking District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall to review the contract as the lawmaker believed it was evidence of nepotism.

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