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Aubry Hocog resolves case through adult diversion program

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AUBRY M. Hocog has resolved the charge of importation of contraband against her by participating in an adult diversion program under the Office of Adult Probation of the CNMI judiciary.

The program “is a voluntary alternative to criminal adjudication that allows a person accused of a crime to fulfill a set of conditions or complete a formal program designed to address, treat, or remedy issues related to or raised by the allegation.”

In Sept. 2019, Hocog, 33, was charged by the Attorney General’s Office with one count of importation of contraband. She was accused of importing undeclared household goods to Rota in June 2018.

Hocog was not arrested but was summoned to appear in Superior Court.

According to  court information, Hocog concealed, for the purpose of importation, undeclared household goods subject to excise tax.

The items included seven doors, one refrigerator, one washer, one dryer, 20 tiles, one bunk bed, and four paint buckets.

The offense carries a maximum punishment of five years’ imprisonment and $2,000 fine.

On Oct. 24, 2019, the AG’s office filed a motion to suspend the prosecution of Hocog, saying that she was accepted to the adult diversion program.

The AG’s office also requested the court to vacate its previously scheduled hearings regarding the case.

On Oct. 28, 2019, Superior Court Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja took the case off the court calendar after the government request.

Hocog currently represents Rota on the Commonwealth Development Authority board.

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