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A LETTER bearing the forged signatures of Gov. Eddie Calvo and Attorney General Lenny Rapadas has prompted a full investigation.
The document – a purported “Letter of Intent” for a company called GK Holdings to establish a solid waste management system – also contained the seal of the Governor’s Office.
Both the Governor’s Office and the AGO confirm the signatures are not theirs.
According to the administration, the letter was signed by a Daeyung Hwang on behalf of GK Holdings. However, the front office has yet to confirm the authenticity of Hwang’s signature.
Carlina Charfauros, AGO spokesperson, said the document was recently sent to their office and they have opened an investigation file.
“So as not to compromise the investigation, we can’t comment any further,” Charfauros said.
The Variety, meanwhile, contacted Chase Anderson, operations manager for federal receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, and asked him about GK Holdings.
Anderson said he is aware of the company and was approached by a salesman he believes could be Hwang. The individual, Anderson said, was on-island promoting GK Holdings as a South Korean firm with gasification technology for solid and hazardous waste. The company was inquiring if the federal receiver would be interested in the technology.
Anderson stressed, however, that the receiver’s mandate is only to implement the consent decree agreed between the government of Guam and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the direction of the District Court of Guam. “This does not include any kind of high-tech transformation process of waste,” he said.
Anyone who has any information concerning this document should immediately contact the Guam Police Department at telephone number 475-8508; the AG’s Office at 475-3406 extension 2375; or the Governor’s Customer Service Hotline at 475-4826.