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Government dismisses property forfeiture claims in drug case

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The U.S. Attorney's Office moved to dismiss forfeiture claims against Mateo Sardoma, Jr. and Maria Edrosa. Closing arguments on the forfeiture of property including several vehicles and $7,000 in cash were scheduled to be heard today but attorneys spent much of the day behind closed doors with the judge.

After meeting in chambers, the government moved to dismiss the property forfeiture claims and is now left pursuing a $1,000,000 judgment against convicted drug traffickers Sardoma and Edrosa. The two along with co-defendant Rudy Sablan were found guilty of numerous federal charges in a major drug trafficking ring.  The court ordered the parties to return at 10 o'clock Friday morning. 

It is unclear when closing arguments on the forfeiture phase will be presented to jurors.

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