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Prison gang documents found at Honolulu restaurant

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a binder containing sensitive court documents in a prison gang case was found at a Honolulu restaurant.

They say in a court filing that defense attorney Marcus Sierra should have to explain how the binder ended up there Tuesday. Sierra says he doesn't know if the binder is his or how it ended up at the restaurant.

A former Halawa Correctional Facility guard was convicted last week of taking bribes from the "USO Family" prison gang to smuggle drugs to inmates. A Halawa inmate was found guilty of leading a brutal assault for the gang.

There was testimony during the trial that gang members use court documents to try to find out who's snitching.

Prosecutors say if the binder fell into the wrong hands, it would have dangerous consequences.



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