Former Vice President and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Palau, who served under the Johnson Toribiong administration is facing serious criminal charges according to the Supreme Court Docket.
Interim Special Prosecutor Robert Charles Lee filed three criminal charges against former VP Kerai Mariur on June 17, 2015, including one count of violation of code of ethics and one count of misconduct in public office.
Mariur, who has not been served by the Court as of this writing, has yet to publicly respond to the charges against him. Until he is properly served, the public has no access to the case file and details therein.
Mariur is the second high-ranking government official from the previous administration to face criminal charges.
Former Ngiwal Governor and now the state’s current House of Delegates representative Masasinge Arurang was the first to face criminal charges following ISP Lee’s appointment. In March this year, Arurang pled guilty to one count of violation of ethics and one count of misconduct in public office for the illegal sale of a personal vehicle through the state government.
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State Delegate Guilty of Ethics Violation and Misconduct in Public Office