Former Angaur State Speaker Leon Gulibert accepted a guilty plea agreement in which he pled guilty to 5 out of the 24 counts brought against him under criminal case no. 20-120.
He pled guilty to Ethics Code Violation (misdemeanor), Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree (felony), Non-payment of Wages – Labor Trafficking (misdemeanor), Unified Tax Violation (misdemeanor) and Sexual Harassment (misdemeanor) offenses. In agreeing to these criminal charges, the remaining 19 will be dismissed.
Under the plea agreement, for Ethics Code Violation, Mr. Gulibert will pay a fine of $4,000. For Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, he may be sentenced up to 6 months in jail, 6years probation and pay a fine of $10,000. Under Non-payment of wages and Labor Trafficking, he will pay full restitution to victim (1), $2,516.40 and pay $2,000 fine for counts 10-16, a total of $14,000. Rest of the counts under this charge will be dismissed. Under Unified Tax Violation, he will pay a fine of $1,000 for Count 17 and the rest will also be dismissed. For Sexual Harassment guilty plea, he will pay a fine of $1,000 and may serve up to 6 months in jail to run concurrent with Terroristic Threatening imprisonment sentence.
Altogether, if court agrees to the plea agreement, defendant Gulibert could pay fines of $31,516.00 and faces a possibility of 6-months imprisonment.
Under the plea agreement, by pleading guilty, Gulibert waived his rights to a trial and to an appeal.
Sentencing is for September 13, 2021.