by Nick Delgado
Guam - A District Court judge has ordered that a discovery plan be submitted by the end of the month in the forfeiture case involving money seized in the Kenrick Gajo case. The feds are looking to have the more than $167,000 seized by police forfeited; $30,000 of which was paid to Gajo's former attorney, Curtis Van De Veld.
The money was part of a plea agreement brokered by the defense attorney and Chief Deputy Attorney General Phil Tydingco. While Van De Veld says he spent the money the u.s. Attorney's office says the money must be forfeited because it is from drug proceeds. Additionally, they've asked a judge to force the attorney to give a full accounting of where it went
A scheduling conference has been scheduled for September 15.