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Ex-Honolulu parks official fined $2,000

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu Ethics Commission has imposed a $2,000 fine against former city Deputy Parks Director Albert Tufono after an investigation found he used his position to obtain preferential treatment from parks employees, even after he was warned to stop doing so.

According to a commission advisory opinion, Tufono sent emails to parks recreation directors seeking permits that assigned and scheduled gym and ball field reservations at city parks for teams and leagues that he coached, teams his sons played on and a hula halau in which his daughter was a student.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says emails were sent on at least 10 occasions over a 1-year period in 2011-2012. According to the commission, Tufono successfully obtained reservations "in most cases."

Tufono could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

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