The Governor has commuted the sentence of the 10th individual under his initiative to protect the people of Guam.
He also received a report from the Department of Corrections that 3 of the convicted felons whose sentences he commuted earlier this month have gone before a federal immigrations judge and are now slated to be deported.
The Governor commuted the sentences for Dwight Luther and Alfredo Felijar Nicolas Jr. several weeks ago. About a week later, Linus Takao Olter was also sent into the custody of U.S. immigrations.
“This is part of the initiative as we work to make Guam’s streets safer for Guamanians. Once deported, these men will not be able to hurt anyone else on this island,” the Governor stated.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement had identified the three men as having committed deportable offenses.
The Department of Corrections had contacted the local office for U.S. Immigrations and requested an update on the disposition of the three men. DOC also was informed that immigrations officers also brought a fourth man in front of the federal judge who called for the individual’s deportation.
“I’m very glad to see that the federal government is working with us on this effort now. For too long, we were told that this is not a priority for U.S. ICE. Perhaps these recent actions show that they are looking closer at Guam and the needs of our community,” the Governor stated. “I hope that, not only does it continue, but that this partnership expands to other areas where the local and federal government can work together to improve the safety of our community.”
The Governor has also commuted the sentence of another individual, Ari Vek, aka Anton Feekay. DOC has sent him into the custody of U.S. federal immigrations.
Vek, a FSM citizen from the state of Chuuk, also was identified by U.S. as having committed a deportable offense. The Department of Corrections yesterday transferred custody of Vek to U.S. immigrations officers.
In 2014, Vek was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony, and third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony. Vek was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony and sentenced to five years in prison.
Vek is the 10th inmate no longer in the custody of DOC through the Governor’s initiative. The first five were voluntary removals.

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