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Honolulu ethics commission fines ex-city officials

Rod Tam Rod Tam
Delbert Tatsuyama Delbert Tatsuyama

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu Ethics Commission is fining a former councilman and ex-deputy police chief after finding they misused their positions in situations that cost the city money.

The commission said Wednesday it was fining former Councilman Rod Tam more than $800 for using money from his allowance to have dinner with foreign delegates and hold an appreciation lunch for employees who helped decorate Honolulu Hale for Christmas in 2010. This commission is also fining former deputy police chief Delbert Tatsuyama nearly $2,700 for using his title to get special treatment for an event for his son's Boy Scouts troupe.

The commission says it got complaints after Tatsuyama pulled strings to get 30 officers to work the event, including 10 on overtime.

The commission says Tatsuyama and Tam agreed to the fines.

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