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Former school principal charged with government tampering

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A former principal of August Ahrens Elementary School has been charged with tampering with a government record, according to Attorney General David Louie.

Florentina Smith, 69, was reportedly charged twice for offenses that allegedly occurred on November 12 and 19, 2011 when she was principal of the school.

The attorney general says that a Tampering with a Government Record offense occurs when a person knowingly and falsely makes, completes or alters, or knowingly makes a false entry into, a written government record. Tampering with a Government Record is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.

Arraignment and plea is set for Monday, September 9, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in Ewa District Court.

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