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Sentencing delayed for girlfriend of officer in pot case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:19 p.m. HST, Jul 01, 2013

Sentencing has been delayed for the girlfriend of a former Honolulu police officer convicted for her role in growing marijuana with him.

Athena Sui Lee was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court. But the hearing has been delayed until Aug. 2.

She pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation charges.

Former officer Michael Steven Chu received an eight-month sentence. He blamed Lee for getting him into the mess that cost him his job. He said he was simply helping her.

Lee faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to her plea agreement, Lee and Chu maintained an indoor marijuana growing operation in a Honolulu apartment and at a Mililani house.

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kekahahi wrote:
is she still his girlfriend?
on July 1,2013 | 08:21PM
Dawg wrote:
? As in buds?
on July 1,2013 | 08:40PM
bumbye wrote:
Stupid cop. Honolulu's "finest."
on July 2,2013 | 01:28AM
LMO wrote:
Nice guy. Blames his girlfriend for his problems. Takes no responsibility for his downfall.
on July 2,2013 | 01:51AM
ezridah wrote:
on July 2,2013 | 06:48AM
Wazdat wrote:
SO the cop gets 8 months but the girl may get 5 years ? ONLY IN HAWAII
on July 2,2013 | 07:26AM
eljay wrote:
misogynist state
on July 2,2013 | 07:50AM
eljay wrote:
"she made me do it" is an elementary defense......elementary school defense, I mean! LOL
on July 2,2013 | 07:49AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Ms Lee better hope she doesn't become another inmate's girlfriend when she in prison....
on July 2,2013 | 09:44AM
cojef wrote:
Perfect cover blown by greed for more money. She gets the privilege of paying $250,000 bucks and spend up to 5 years in the slammer, how rich and deserving??
on July 2,2013 | 11:44AM
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