Hawaii engineer sentenced in bribery scheme that involved public officials

Hawaii engineer sentenced in bribery scheme that involved public officials
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii engineer who pleaded guilty to bribing public officials in Hawaii and the Federated States of Micronesia to secure contract work for his firm was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years behind bars.

He will also have to serve three years of supervised release.

Frank James Lyon, of Lyon Associates Inc. in Honolulu, had pleaded guilty to paying about $250,000 in order to land a $2.5 million state contract.

Authorities have not identified the Hawaii agency or workers involved in the bribery scheme.

Lyon also admitted to bribes that led to nearly $8 million in contracts in Micronesia.

This story will be updated.

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