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Long prison terms possible for pair guilty in Kauai crime spree

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:29 p.m. HST, Apr 20, 2013

Two Kauai men face lengthy prison terms for a 2012 crime spree that included burglaries, thefts and car break-ins.

Aron Nagao changed his plea from not guilty to no contest Thursday for 15 felony charges in 12 cases, Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar said in a news release. Nagao was charged in connection with a string of burglaries, car break-ins and thefts in August and September from Hanamaulu  to Kapaa.

Under a plea agreement, the government agreed to dismiss several charges, but Nagao could still be sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8 before Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano.

 Kamron Cortez, charged as a co-defendant in several of Nagao’s cases, is scheduled for sentencing on May 9.

On Feb. 14, he pleaded guilty or no contest to 17 felonies, including burglary, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, and theft.

“We will continue to vigorously prosecute these offenders until the message is received that every individual in our community deserves to feel safe in their own home,” Kollar said.

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