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Feds arrest Hawaii island woman in tax case

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:05 a.m. HST, Apr 17, 2012


Federal agents arrested Hawaii island resident Sherilyn K. Wahinekapu Monday morning on charges that she filed six fraudulent tax returns, falsely claiming refunds, for tax years 2006 through 2008.

Wahinekapu, 60, was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

A federal grand jury indicted her April 12 on six counts of making a false claim against the government. Trial is scheduled to begin June 13.

Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. attorney for Hawaii, said Wahinekapu knowingly claimed false refund amounts ranging from $40,941 to $1,652,187.

Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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manakuke wrote:
The Piper takes his due.
on April 17,2012 | 06:46AM
Eradication wrote:
Interesting that this article comes out today...filer beware.
on April 17,2012 | 08:00AM
iwanaknow wrote:
you take your chances
on April 17,2012 | 09:41AM
ejkorvette wrote:
All very good Comments Below. Very Good Comments. When was the last time your Elected Officials held a "Town Hall Meeting"? Any Elected Official? Any Where on Oahu? For Anything? When was the Last time Oahu/Honolulu Residents Protested "En Masse" for a Cause? With the exception of "Occupy Honolulu" which was less then 500 people!!! This is my Point. The Hawaii Government and all of its Officials know how SOFT, COMPLACENT, TOO BUSY WITH OTHER AFFAIRS, NOT MY BUSINESS OR CONCERN, AFRAID OF MAKING WAVES, CAUSING TROUBLE, and any other Idiotic excuse, the People in Hawaii are about Protesting for a JUST CAUSE. So this is why Oahu Residents are "Commenting" Complaining Online about the same issues Now that were still present on island 30yrs ago. Oahu Residents will continue to pay higher taxes for everything, continue to be Lied to, and not taken seriously because the Politicians know that No One will take to the Streets and Demand/Assemble in Protest. Demand that all the Theives, Liars, Devils be fired from their Office and Replaced. So get used to everything you are talking about in the article above to still be around this Summer and for the NEXT 30YRS!!!!!!!!!!!
on May 2,2012 | 01:09AM
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