by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola will not strike a letter from Senator Brant McCreadie filed in the criminal case of Nicholas Camaddu. In a decision and order issued today, the judge denied Camaddu's motion to strike the letter and appoint a new judge. Senator McCreadie had written a letter to the judge asking that the maximum sentence be imposed on Camaddu, who is a convicted sex offender and was found guilty in May on numerous counts of criminal sexual conduct.
The defense argued the senator's letter was improper and was not given to the defense to review prior to last month's sentencing hearing. Judge Sukola said the court was unaware of the letter until the sentencing hearing as it had been emailed to the judge. Additionally. she found that the existence of the letter was disclosed at the earliest possible time.