29 Apr 2013

CNMI police chiefs put on leave after being arrested

1:30 pm on 29 April 2013

Two employees of the Commonwealth Ports Authority in the Northern Marianas have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of litigation against them.

The two employees, the airport police chief, Jordan Kosam, and Captain Juan Rebenog, were arrested for allegedly helping shield a former attorney general Edward Buckingham from being served a penal summons last August.

The Ports Authority's executive director, Edward Deleon Guerrero, says the two have been placed on paid administration leave pursuant to the agency's rules and regulations.

He says the long-term CPA employees will only be put on unpaid leave if probable cause is found to charge them, and they will be fired if found guilty.