By Jacob Nakamura
(Tumon, Guam) A second sealed case has been filed in the U.S. District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands in as many days, as the cloud grows darker over the fate of Gov. Ralph Torres, his brothers, their wives, and anyone involved in a massive public corruption scandal in the Commonwealth involving the casino.
Anticipation of indictments has been building since the news that former Torres consultant James Chua and others testified before the Grand Jury Tuesday.
Gov. Torres has hired a high-powered New York lawyer to defend him.
One of his brothers retained a Guam-based firm, which in District Court of Guam filings in another case stated its work in Saipan today and tomorrow. The Saipan court's docket does not include any cases for which these attorneys would be making appearances in district court on any other case.
Sources confirm that last night an emergency meeting of the brothers was held at the law offices of Torres Brothers, LLC, the parking lot overflowing.
If one or both cases filed and sealed since yesterday is an indictment, then it only is a matter of time before a public arraignment follows.
Kandit is closely following this story.