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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Guam

in chronological order

  Ricardo Jerome Bordallo (1927-1990) — also known as Ricardo J. Bordallo; Ricky Bordallo — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, December 11, 1927. Democrat. Restaurant owner; automobile dealer; member of Guam legislature, 1956-70; Guam Democratic Party chair, 1960-63, 1971-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1964; Governor of Guam, 1975-78, 1983-86; defeated, 1970; Convicted in 1987 on corruption charges, including bribery, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering; sentenced to nine years in prison and fined; some of the charges were overturned on appeal in 1988; resentenced to four years in prison in December, 1989. Catholic. Chamorro ancestry. Just before he was to report to prison, he chained himself to a statue of Chief Quipuha, in a busy traffic circle at rush hour; wrapped in a Guam flag and wearing a sign saying "I regret I have but one life to give for my island," he shot and killed himself, in Agana (now Hagatna), Guam, February 1, 1990 (age 62 years, 52 days). Interment at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, Hagatna, Guam.
  Relatives: Son of Baltazar Jeronimo 'B. J.' Bordallo (1900-1984) and Josefina Torres (Pangelinan) Bordallo (1906-1945); brother of Paul Joseph Bordallo (1930-2007); married 1953 to Madeleine Mary Zeien.
  Political family: Bordallo family of Minnesota.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Tommy Cruz Gutierrez (b. 1941) — also known as Carl T. C. Gutierrez — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana Heights, Guam, October 15, 1941. Democrat. Construction business; member of Guam senate, 1973-86, 1989-94; Governor of Guam, 1995-2002; defeated, 1978 (Independent), 1986 (primary), 2006 (primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1996, 2000; indicted on political corruption charges, but never convicted. Catholic. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Son of Tomas Taitano Gutierrez and Rita Benavente (Cruz) Gutierrez; married, September 7, 1963, to Geraldine Chance 'Geri' Torres.
  See also Wikipedia article
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