HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii man accused of soliciting more than $2.8 million in bribes to steer more than $400 million worth of engineering and construction work to a South Korean-based company is in custody at the Federal Detention Center.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that 58-year-old Duane Nishiie is charged with conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, money laundering and lying in connection with the awarding of two contracts that are part of a massive U.S. Army relocation project in South Korea.
South Korean national Seung-Ju Lee faces the same charges.
Nishiie pleaded not guilty Friday. Lee has yet to answer to the charges.