by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Edith Surigao is a former staffer of Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz where she worked as his administrative secretary, and defense attorneys have agreed to a restitution amount for her 2009 guilty plea to drafting fraudulent court documents. Surigao claimed a local company owed her family a $14 million settlement so that she could purchase several vehicles.
She was ordered to serve six months behind bars on weekends. A further proceedings hearing is scheduled for next month.