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Former city building plans examiner pleads guilty to federal bribery charges

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Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 8:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Honolulu building plans examiner has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges.

U.S. prosecutors said Jennie Javonillo took more than $50,000 in cash over several years from five applicants in order to speed up their building permits.

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Two other city employees have pleaded guilty to similar charges while two others still face trial.

Officials said Jovanillo will be sentenced in June.

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