THE U.S. Attorney’s Office has joined the Guam Police Department and Attorney General’s Office in the Blue House investigation.
U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco has already met separately with Police Chief Fred Bordallo and Attorney General Leonardo Rapadas to discuss the probe on alleged GPD involvement in the Blue House human trafficking case. Limtiaco has also pledged cooperation between federal and local entities reviewing the case.
Bordallo confirmed the meeting with Limtiaco was held. “She offered her support along with the support of federal law enforcement. I also told her the Guam Police Department will cooperate in any federal investigation her office or other federal agencies may have in this Blue House case,” Bordallo said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, under the leadership of Limtiaco, prosecuted the case for a little more than two years.
Blue House owner Song Ja Cha was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution to the victims she employed. Co-defendants and former employees Saknin Weria and Freda Eseun were also sentenced to three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.
The three women still have to face local charges in Superior Court. A trial is set for Nov. 12. Cha has filed an appeal on her case with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.