WATCH: ‘It’s Wil Castro;’ Guam republicans comment on former colleague’s scandal

It was a common refrain from those subpoenaed to testify in the CNMI’s BOOST Corruption Hearings: It was Wil Castro.

Mr. Castro, the former republican Guam senator who because Gov. Ralph Torres’s chief of staff and campaign manager, is at the center of allegations and documented evidence of massive corruption in the expenditure of federal pandemic funds. For two weeks now, government and banking officials involved in the Building Optimism and Opportunities for Stability Together grant program (meant for small businesses) haven’t agreed on every facet of their involvement in alleged conspiracy. But they have agreed on one thing. Whenever members of the CNMI House of Representatives’s joint investigative committee asked these officials who was responsible for the most scandalous decisions in the multi-million dollar political scam, they pointed the finger at Castro.

Today, Bank of Saipan (the program’s administrator) loan officer Karen Kalen answered a multitude of questions in an inquiry that once again led to Mr. Castro’s culpability in the alleged conspiracy. Watch Rep. Corina Magofna summarize the committee’s sentiments above.

After the first minute and a half, the video switches to footage of several of Mr. Castro’s former colleagues in the Guam Legislature. At a news conference for the announcement of the new officers of the republican legislative minority in Hagatna today, newly-selected minority leader Sen. Frank Blas, Jr. spoke for his colleagues in saying they respect and appreciate the process unfolding in the CNMI against Mr. Castro.


  • Frank Perez

      12/30/2022 at 7:03 AM

    …and the owners of the Bank of Saipan are who? Castro a former Guam legislature Republican connected in some way to this Bank?

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