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Supreme Court dismisses Moylan's appeal

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Supreme Court justices have dismissed an appeal filed by former attorney general Douglas Moylan in the case against retired police captain Gene Tennessen.  In 2004 the Superior Court heard the case and issued a restraining order against Moylan, prohibiting from any further participation in a criminal case against Tennessen. 

While the restraining order was lifted in 2009, Moylan filed an appeal claiming his constitutional rights had been violated. Guam's high court, however, dismissed Moylan's appeal as they found he lacked standing to file the appeal.

Tennessen was convicted for theft and official misconduct but the Guam Supreme Court remanded the case back to the Superior Court as they found the AG's Office should have been disqualified from prosecuting the case after justices determined that Moylan violated the restraining order.

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