FSM responds to Lyon’s charge

FSM Information Services

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) became aware on or around January 18th, through local and international media, that Frank James Lyon, of Lyon Associates, Inc., headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been accused of bribing government officials in both the State of Hawaii, and in the FSM. Lyon allegedly paid bribes in various forms, including cash and travel, to Micronesian officials, in order to secure engineering contracts in the FSM. It has also recently been reported in Hawaii media that Frank James Lyon, aka Jim Lyon, has plead guilty to the alleged charges; FSM Information Services is currently unable to confirm the extent, and details, of the guilty plea. 

This news is as disturbing to the FSM Government as it is to the citizenry of the Nation, and the allegations are being taken seriously by the Administration. Accordingly, the FSM National Government has officially requested the support and cooperation of the United States Government in the form of any amplifying information and details that may be shared or provided to the FSM Department of Justice; particularly, as it pertains to the alleged FSM involvement.  This information is critical to the FSM Government in helping to understand the details of the case and associated allegations in their entirety.

The FSM National Government is committed to transparency, and to fair and equal treatment under the law, and will take all appropriate legal measures required in this active, and on-going criminal case.

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