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Wife of ex-Oahu prison guard found guilty of bankruptcy fraud

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:11 p.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

The wife of a former Oahu prison guard has been found guilty of bankruptcy fraud.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Hawaii says a jury found Michelle Malufau guilty Tuesday after a four-day trial and less than an hour of deliberation. The 47-year-old from Laie is convicted of making false statements on documents and lying under oath in a 2011 bankruptcy proceeding.

Prosecutors say she concealed assets including a North Sore Oahu home, a bank account and rental income while clearing more than $1 million of debt by filing for bankruptcy.

She faces up to five years in prison on each charge when she's sentenced on Feb. 27.

Her husband is a former guard at Halawa Correctional Facility accused in a federal racketeering indictment of taking bribes.

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whs1966 wrote:
What an upstanding couple...real role models.
on November 13,2013 | 05:09AM
soundofreason wrote:
".....more than $1 million of debt by filing for bankruptcy.......Her husband is a former guard at Halawa Correctional Facility accused in a federal racketeering indictment of taking bribes." >>> THIS is why running credit reports on employees IS necessary. It identifies those in NEED of "extra" income beyond their salary and identifies possible red flag activities.
on November 13,2013 | 05:41AM
allie wrote:
yup..our so-called guards are virtually criminals themselves.
on November 13,2013 | 05:51AM
serious wrote:
With the cyber world, I don't see how one can hide assets?? Unless they use the same company that runs Obamacare. Even B Clinton has his doubts!!
on November 13,2013 | 05:45AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Let's not break up their marriage. Send them both to jail for twenty years and then they can be together for a long long time.
on November 13,2013 | 05:57AM
krusha wrote:
Crime does not pay in the end...
on November 13,2013 | 06:01AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
It's small time, amateur crime that doesn't pay. Big time crime with the help of politicians can be extremely profitable. Look at Honolulu Rail, the 34 million dollar Hawaii Health Connector website build on a free blogging platform, PRP, DHHL, OHA, CGI and Sandwich Isles Telecom. These people's real problem is they thought too small and didn't have any friends in government.
on November 13,2013 | 07:05AM
redneckMT wrote:
on November 13,2013 | 07:05AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Awwwwww, come on, they neva do noting. Especially compared to the Senators, Govenor, Mayor, and all the otta crooks and monkeys on island. Give the lady one break.....lucky you live Hawaii yeah?:)
on November 13,2013 | 11:10AM
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