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Evarola trial draws to a close

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - It's now up to the jury to decide whether Ariel Evarola is guilty of federal fraud.

As we've been reporting, Evarola is a Department of Public Works engineer supervisor who along with Liberty Perez, Josephine Torres, and Danilo Galiza was accused of falsifying records in order to obtain more than $5,000 in overtime compensation the federal government contends they never actually performed on federally funded projects.

Perez, Torres, and Galiza have already entered plea agreements with the government for lesser charges.

Today in closing arguments, US Assistant Attorney Maravic David argued that even though Evarola reportedly pocketed less overtime compensation compared to his co-defendants, he knowingly participated in the conspiracy with at least one of them.

Jurors are now in deliberations.

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