Governor's Office Releases Rev & Tax Certification They Say Proves Taitano Has No Interest in Questioned Businesses
- Written by Kevin Kerrigan
A confirmation vote slated for yesterday, [Thursday] was postponed after Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz raised questions about Taitano's claim that he had no further ownership interest in either company.
Taitano is seeking confirmation as GEDA Administrator. His acting appointment expires today [Friday].
The Governor has urged that he be confirmed and the Administration Friday released the following certification from Rev and Tax Licensing Supervisor George Cruz.
The certification states that Pacific Vision was registered on November 7, 2003.
Its partners were John Paul Calvo and Henry J.F. Taitano. But because this limited liability partnership never took the next step of getting a business license, and never filed an Annual LLP renewal, the LLP registration was revoked, states Supervisor Cruz.
In the case of Downtown Business Ventures LLC, Supervisor Cruz notes that:
* "Said LLC was issued a Business License for the retail Sale of Food and Beverages located at the Agana Shopping Center, doing business as Pacific-Isle Trading Club on September 9, 2004. Said Business Activity was closed on June 30, 2009."
* But then an amended annual report was received on September 26 "that Alliance Services, LLP or Pacific Vision, LLP has transferred all vested contribution to Mr. John Calvo."
* "Thus, Mr. Henry J.F. taitano has no vested interest in the Limited Liability Company ."