Guam - The Civil Service Commission held status hearings this
afternoon for former Port Authority of Guam marketing administrator Bernadette
Stern Meno and former planner work coordinator Leonora Leon Guerrero. The two
are among seven workers from the agency who were fired for their role in an
alleged conspiracy to defraud the government and then cover it up.
Meno's status hearing was brief since her attorney, Curtis Van De
Veld. was in court. Van De Veld has asked the commission to allow them to
present a live witness, namely former Port GM Mary Torres, to testify at the
hearing about how she refused to sign off on Meno's adverse action. The Port's
legal counsel, John Bell, is opposed to the testimony as he believes the
request was filed after the motion cutoff date.
Meno's motions are scheduled to be heard on April 16 and 18th.
Leon Guerrero appeared with her attorney, Leevin Camacho, this
afternoon. She was terminated for allegedly altering workman's compensation
forms related to Meno's injury.
Leon Guerrero's motion hearing is scheduled for June 20.