By Troy Torres
(Tumon, Guam) Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC's coveted vendor list was leaked to Kandit News Group. The vendor listing is the subject of current discussions in the Commonwealth Legislature. A bill, passed by the House of Representatives and on its way to the Senate, would require disclosure of the names of IPI's vendors.
Casino critics have long held that the vendor list would prove the existence of major conflicts of interest with Gov. Ralph Torres and his brothers, the media, government officials, and casino regulators. The conflicts would indicate that these officials received kickbacks for their support of the casino, or their silence and blind eye to regulatory violations and illegal activity.
Kandit will present a full report on this list. For now, here is the list from the Commonwealth Casino Commission: