Rod Tam begins jail sentence
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Honolulu City Councilman is behind bars tonight.
Rod Tam turned himself into district court Friday morning to begin serving his two-day jail sentence.
In November a judge ruled that Tam must spend time in prison for misusing campaign funds.
He was also sentenced to perform more than 300 hours of community service. He could have spent up to a year in jail.
In all, he faced 34 counts of theft, falsifying government documents and criminal campaign spending violations.
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