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Millions in improperly diverted E911 funding returned

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The Governor's Office announced it has returned some $3.8 million to the E911 Fund that the FCC says was wrongly diverted for other purposes by the previous administration. Last July, FCC commissioner Michael O'Reilly sent notice to the Calvo Administration that Guam was one of several jurisdictions in the U.S. that was found to have been illegally diverting the money from monthly customer fees for other government obligations.

Shortly after taking office this year, the Leon Guerrero administration promised to pay back the money. In a news release, Adelup says it was able to do so by "managing our cash without affecting any critical services."

Now that the fund was made whole, acting Gov. Josh Tenorio says the Fire department can move forward with the upgrade of its next-gen E911 system.

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