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Tinian Dynasty executive released, posted $30K bond

A TINIAN Dynasty executive charged in the failure of the casino to file reports for transactions over $10,000 posted a $30,000 appearance bond.

District Court for the NMI designated Judge Robert C. Naraja ordered the defendant, Tinian Dynasty VIP services manager George Que, released Thursday.

The defendant was arrested Thursday afternoon on Tinian as federal agents headed by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation unit executed search and arrest warrants at the casino.

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, filed a complaint against Tinian Dynasty and its two executives charging them with conspiracy to cause a financial institution to fail to file currency-transaction reports and causing a financial institution to fail to file currency-transaction reports.

As of Thursday, a warrant of arrest was outstanding for casino manager Tim Blythe.

In a media statement, U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco said, “A criminal complaint is only a charge, and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Que said he would comply with the conditions set by the court for his release.

The court ordered the defendant to submit to supervision by and report to the U.S. Probation Office.

He was asked to surrender his passport to the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office and ordered not to obtain any travel documents.

Defendant shall not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon.

Among other conditions, defendant shall observe a curfew from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

He was ordered to submit to location monitoring as directed by the pretrial services office.

An inspection conducted on April 26 found that the defendant’s home is suitable for location monitoring.

He is set to appear in court on May 9.

The complaint alleges that the defendants failed to file a currency-transaction report or CTR in nine transactions in a 12-month period: $30,000, Feb. 28, 2013; $15,000, Feb. 28; $40,000, Feb. 28; $16,500; Feb. 28; $60,000, March 2; $40,000, March 2; $20,000, March 4; $148,000, March 4; and $80,480.

Casinos are mandated by law to file a CTR for any transaction exceeding $10,000.

All nine transactions made by the uncover agents with the casino were over $10,000.