JONATHAN Natura is facing a misdemeanor charge in federal court after he allegedly destroyed the cable and internet connection of the Homeland Security Investigations’ office on Saipan.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Districts of Guam and the NMI charged Natura with one count of willful depredation of government property.

Attorney Robert T. Torres was appointed by the federal court to represent Natura.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Natura “did willfully injure and commit depredation against property of an agency of the United States” in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361.

According to the information filed in federal court by U.S. Assistant Attorney Eric O'Malley on Tuesday, the resulting damage to such property was less than $1,000.

No other information about the case was available as of press time Tuesday evening.


Bryan Manabat studied criminal justice at Northern Marianas College. He covers the community, tourism, business, police and court beats.

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