Waikiki man faces sentencing for welfare fraud

HONOLULU (AP) - It's sentencing day for a Waikiki man who pleaded guilty to stealing food stamps and other government benefits.

Kevin Halverson, who also goes by the name Vaughn Sherwood, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Halverson pleaded guilty in February, admitting to using various identities to illegally receive benefits such as medical care and student tuition assistance.

Prosecutors say he didn't disclose assets including a Mercedes-Benz, a sailboat and an inheritance of more than $300,000.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Defense attorney Marcus Sierra has said Halverson didn't live a luxurious life in a "little, dingy apartment."

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