by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Attorney General's Office believes that it did not violate any ethical rules when it sued its former client the Department of Revenue & Taxation over devices it has deemed illegal. But the Governor's Office and a local business owner argue the AG's Office is no exception to ethical rules. Arguments were presented this morning before Superior Court Judge Arthur Barcinas.
Deputy Attorney General Patrick Mason argued that no conflict exists and the motion for the office's disqualification be denied. Mason said the office must enforce the law and he maintains they have the authority to sue government agencies and directors that don't comply with the law.
Governor's legal counsel Sandra Miller however argues that the machines are not illegal as no court has never made that determination.
The court took the motion under advisement and will then set a hearing on the motion to dismiss.