HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that Wesley Choi, a former employee of the Department of Land and Natural Resources was sentenced yesterday by Circuit Judge Richard K. Perkins to two ten-year terms of imprisonment and two five-year terms of imprisonment for his involvement in a scheme to defraud the State of Hawaii.
All terms of imprisonment will be served concurrently.
The court imposed the sentences of imprisonment pursuant to a plea agreement between Choi and the State of Hawaii.
Choi was charged with Theft in the First Degree, Use of a Computer in the Commission of a Separate Crime, and two counts of Forgery in the Second Degree, as part of the four-count complaint that was filed on February 13, 2012.
Choi submitted false job procurement bids on nonexistent state boating facility repair jobs that were awarded to his corporation, Kanape, Inc.