PHILIP J. TYDINGCO
The Attorney General is the Public Prosecutor for the Territory of Guam. The Prosecution Division carries out this responsibility by representing the People of Guam before the Superior Court of Guam in the prosecution of adults accused of committing felonies, misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors and criminal traffic offenses. The vast majority of these criminal cases are investigated and referred by the Guam Police Department to the division. Other local and federal law enforcement agencies also refer criminal cases to the division.
In addition, the division may independently investigate criminal offenses. These include, but are not limited to, white collar, government corruption or public integrity crimes (e.g., misapplication of funds held in trust, embezzlement, official misconduct, etc.). The division may prosecute criminal tax cases under Guam’s mirror federal tax law in the federal District Court of Guam. The division also represents the People of Guam in criminal appellate cases before the Supreme Court of Guam.