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County expanding crime victim services

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney will expand crime victims’ services by six positions as part of the state Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). The JRI stems from Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s collaboration with the Judiciary, state Department of Public Safety, U.S. Justice Department, the Council of State Governments […]

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Mediation center fundraiser honors peacemakers (Nov. 11)

MEDIA RELEASE On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Kuikahi Mediation Center (KMC) — in participation with the Hawaii County Bar Association — is hosting its Seventh Annual Recognition Dinner and Auction in Hilo to help fund the non-profit human services agency. “This year we are recognizing the Honorable Greg K. Nakamura and Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. […]

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Kona man convicted of methamphetamine trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE County Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi announces that John Albert Wagner Jr. has been convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in the first degree and two counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. On Sept. 13, 2012, a jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged in this case. Sentencing in this matter is scheduled […]

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Career criminal sentenced to prison

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced that on Aug. 27, 2012, Jason K. Moke, 38, of Hilo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the offenses of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree, Possession of Firearm Prohibited, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia, and Unauthorized […]

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Home surveillance catches burglar; 10-year sentence

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. lboshi has announced that on Aug. 27, 2012, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura rejected the request by Puna resident Jesse Robert Murray, 38, for a probation sentence and drug treatment, and sentenced Murray to concurrent prison terms following his guilty plea. Murray pled guilty to one count […]

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Hilo car thief sentenced to prison

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. lboshi has announced, Third Circuit Court Judge Glenn S. Hara rejected the request by Hilo resident Joseph V. Ada, 46, for a probation sentence for a series of property crimes committed in Hilo in 2010 and 2011, and sentenced him to prison for those offenses even though he had […]

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Ka‘u man sentenced for child sex abuse

Ka‘u man sentenced for child sex abuse

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced Ka‘u resident David Kaawa was sentenced June 28 by Judge Ronald Ibarra to an indeterminate to 40 year prison sentence for sexually abusing a child. Kaawa was tried in Kona Circuit Court in April on two Class A felony counts. On April 26, a jury found he […]

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Zimmerman pleads guilty to hotel murder

MEDIA RELEASE County Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced Philip Howard Zimmerman entered guilty pleas to the charges of murder in the second degree, kidnapping and criminal property damage in the second degree before Third Circuit Judge Ronald Ibarra. Zimmerman was arrested and charged for those offenses after killing his girlfriend Susan Brockert on May […]

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Kona man convicted of child sexual assault

Kona man convicted of child sexual assault

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. Iboshi has announced a Kona jury convicted David Kaawa, IV, of continuous sexual assault on a child under the age of 14 and of first degree sexual assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 16. The verdict was handed down April 26, 2012 after a two […]

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 22-28)

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 22-28)

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Constitution guarantees more than a dozen rights to those accused of committing crimes. Not one word is written in the U.S. Constitution on behalf of crime victims. Crime attracts attention, but victims often do not. Television crime programs, local news and the criminal justice system tend to focus on the crime […]

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Hilo man sentenced for drug trafficking

Hilo man sentenced for drug trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE John Kaua, 40, of Hilo, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 year in prison for second degree attempted methamphetamine trafficking, according to Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi. Judge Greg K. Nakamura handed down the 10-year sentence after Kaua pleaded guilty. Police stopped Kaua on Nov. 18 for failing to stop at a traffic light at […]

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Hilo shoplifter sentenced to jail

Hilo shoplifter sentenced to jail

MEDIA RELEASE Third Circuit Court Judge Glenn S. Hara denied the request by Hilo resident Ian Pilcher, 27, to defer his guilty plea to theft in the second degree and sentenced him for that offense on April 2, according to Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. lboshi. Pilcher was sentenced to three years probation with the special […]

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Pahoa woman sentenced for child care subsidy fraud

Pahoa woman sentenced for child care subsidy fraud

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. Iboshi has announced: On March 5, 2012, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura granted the request by Pahoa resident Sharon Dupree, 31, to defer her no contest plea to one count of theft in the second degree and sentenced her to five years of supervision for that offense. […]

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Drug distributor sentenced to prison

Drug distributor sentenced to prison

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced that on Feb. 1, David Chong Fook Leong, Jr., a 35-year-old resident of Mountain View, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the offense of attempted promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. On Feb. 2, 2010, members […]

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