Guam - An ethics complaint
filed by Independent congressional candidate Jonathan Diaz against Republican
congressional candidate Frank Blas, Jr. has
been thrown out for lack of jurisdiction. According to Legislative Committee
on Rules chair Senator Rory Respicio, Diaz failed to meet certain elements of
the Guam Legislature's Standing Rules and a July 2 deadline.
Diaz said, "I think that the people are educated enough
to know that these kinds of violations within our own Government of Guam it
really is an act of injustice, and it's an act of un-transparent actions on the
part of our elected."
Diaz filed the complaint last week because Blas voted on Bill 488,
which authorized the Guam Election Commission to reconfigure the Decision 2012 Primary
Election ballot to accommodate Independent candidates. Diaz believes an ethics
violation occurred when Blas failed to recuse himself from voting in favor of