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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 23, 2018

Ron Molano Taitano Sentenced for Possession of Contraband in Prison and Violations of Supervised Release

          SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant RON MOLANO TAITANO, age 32, from Mangilao, was sentenced today to an 18 month term of imprisonment and a three year term of supervised release for possession of contraband in prison. The Court also sentenced Taitano to an 11 month term of imprisonment for violations of supervised release involving failure to report for drug testing and failure to report to the U.S. Probation Office. The Court ordered the terms of imprisonment to run consecutive to each other.

          On July 27, 2017, Taitano pled guilty to two counts of an Indictment, which charged Possessing Contraband in Prison, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1791.  The first count involved Taitano possessing methamphetamine inside of his slippers upon his return to the Department of Corrections on January 14, 2017. Taitano had previously asked the Court for permission to assist his family with a medical appointment. The Court granted an eight-hour furlough from prison for that purpose. Additionally, on February 12, 2017, Taitano possessed a cellphone and sim card, both prohibited objects, while an inmate at the Department of Corrections. Taitano’s ongoing incarceration at the Department of Corrections was due to the revocation of his supervised release in an earlier federal case, which resulted in convictions for Bank Fraud, Attempted Bank Fraud, and Possession of Stolen United States Mail.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Belinda Alcantara, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Guam.

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Contact: Salome Blas 671-479-4144
Updated April 29, 2018