Kakaako auto shop owner ordered to pay 100k restitution

HONOLULU (AP) - The owner of an auto repair shop convicted of tax violations has been ordered to pay just under $100,000 in restitution. Honolulu Circuit Judge Michael Town also imposed a $14,000 fine on Kenneth K. Tamashiro of Pacific Automotive and Performance Center.

Tamashiro was placed on five years probation for theft of his employees' state withholding taxes. He was also given a year probation for 14 misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file the company's annual general excise tax returns, the employees' annual withhold tax returns and corporate income tax returns.

Town also placed the company on five years probation.

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