by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Wai Kam Ho has been off-island and was a no-show at today's hearing in the District Court. His defense attorney, Pete Perez, assured the court his client would return but the prosecution isn't so certain. They've already filed documents stating that ho managed to transfer $1,000,000 out of bank accounts in Hong Kong soon after the feds executed various raids for illegal gambling.
Ho must return to Guam by September 30. The court meanwhile has set a motion to suppress hearing for October 9. As a condition of his pre-trial release, the feds want Ho to file a foreign bank and financial accounts report regarding $193,000 he deposited into a foreign bank account. Ho, Jennie Pau, William Perez and Jimmy Hsieh are charged with illegal gambling and money laundering.