POSTED: 2:56 p.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 3:17 p.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013
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.