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Rector trial delayed until 31st

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Jury selection and trial was scheduled to begin on Monday in the case against former senator and Guam Federation of Teachers union president Matt Rector, but the trial has been delayed.  According to Rector's attorney, Jeff Moots, the assistant attorney general assigned to the case was admitted to the hospital and the parties have agreed to delay the trial. 

In February 2010 Rector was arrested by GPD Criminal Investigation Section agents on two counts of unsworn falsification. The charges stemmed from Rector's failure to disclose a burglary misdemeanor conviction when he applied for gun and concealed firearms permits with the Guam Police Department.

Rector also didn't disclose the conviction when he ran for senator and when he applied for a job as a teacher with the Department of Education. In January 2010 Rector resigned from the Guam Legislature.

A criminal trial setting is now scheduled for January 31.

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