Jan. 27, 2017 (Hagåtña) — Governor Calvo has pulled the trigger for the deportation of another criminal.
Ignatius Jeremy Fathagaag was imprisoned for criminal sexual conduct in 2012. He was charged with second-degree CSC as a first-degree felony and sentenced to 8 years in prison with credit for time served. He was slated to be released in 3 years.
Governor Calvo has approved the commutation for his sentence, initiating the transfer of custody from the Department of Corrections to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
This case marks the 22nd commutation for either voluntary removal or deportation. With the partnership of the federal government, a total of 18 criminals are no longer on island and cannot return to harm any of our local residents. Additionally, it costs an average of $119 a day or about $43,435 a year to house each inmate and detainee at the Department of Corrections. The federal government takes on these costs when custody is transferred.

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