FBI Raids Imperial Pacific, Northern Mariana Islands Governor's Office

The FBI has executed search warrants in the offices of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Governor Ralph Torres and on subsidiaries and associates of Hong Kong-listed Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings, according to government and company statements.

CNMI Lieutenant Governor Arnold Palacios confirmed reports of Thursday's raids at a media conference in the afternoon.

Palacios said FBI agents were still searching for material in Torres’ office at 3:30pm after executing a search warrant at around 9am, and that Torres met agents as they began their operation.

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