Former police major sentenced to 8 months in federal detention

Published On: Oct 17 2013 10:34:14 AM HST
Updated On: Oct 17 2013 03:40:51 PM HST
Carlton Nishimura

Carlton Nishimura

HONOLULU -

A former Honolulu police major has been sentenced to eight months in federal detention for lying to FBI agents and filing a false tax return.

Carlton Nishimura was also sentenced Thursday to undergo three years supervised release, complete 200 hours of community service and pay about $2,000 restitution to the IRS.

He pleaded guilty in a plea deal with prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss charges including extortion and drug possession.

Nishimura says he lied to agents when he told them he didn't tell a woman about an investigation into the United Samoan Organization. He also says he didn't report about $9,000 on his tax return.

He was accused of receiving money to protect an illegal gambling room. Court documents alleged crystal meth was found during in his Waianae home.

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