May 10, 2022 •
Impeachment Trial for Northern Mariana Island’s Governor on May 13
The impeachment trial of Gov. Ralph Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands begins on May 13.
The House voted in favor of six articles of impeachment in January, including two felony charges, two corruption charges, and two charges of neglect. Six of the nine senators will have to vote affirmatively to convict Torres and remove him from office.
Torres was also arraigned in superior court on criminal charges alleging 12 counts of misconduct in public office and one count of theft.
The court scheduled an evidentiary hearing for May 31.
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