Rector appears in court, pleads not guilty
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Guam Federation of Teachers president Matt Rector appeared in the Superior Court this morning pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of making a false statement under oath and unsworn falsification. The charges stemmed from a story KUAM News first broke about Rector failing to disclose a burglary conviction in California.
When the former senator applied for a firearms identification card and a concealed firearms permit, he answered "no" when asked whether he'd been arrested and/or convicted of a felony crime.
Today he requested a jury of six and waived his right to a speedy trial. He was released on his own recognizance with a $1,000 performance bond. A criminal trial setting is scheduled for August 3 before Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo.