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Man who stole from pastor sentenced to 10 years

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:50 p.m. HST, Dec 04, 2013

The Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office says a man found guilty of scamming a pastor out of more than $100,000 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The prosecutor's office says Leon Faamama was sentenced Wednesday and was also ordered to pay $158,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Faamama was in a drug court program when convinced the retired pastor he needed help paying for treatment and housing. He claimed he had filed a lawsuit against the court administrator and would repay the money when he prevailed.

Bank officials noticed suspicious activity on the pastor's account and contacted police.

Hawaii News Now reports the pastor used up all of his home equity and borrowed money from church members to pay Faamama.

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allie wrote:
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on December 4,2013 | 11:53AM
pro populus wrote:
wow. allie's true colors i guess.
on December 4,2013 | 12:19PM
entrkn wrote:
and you can plainly see just how remorseful he is in the photo...
on December 4,2013 | 12:05PM
Waikele wrote:
And the pastor believed that giving $100k to a convicted druggie would help rehab him???
on December 4,2013 | 12:24PM
hawaiinui wrote:
One has to ask? Does this pastor have anymore money left? I may have some friends that may be in dire need of rehab.
on December 5,2013 | 03:53AM
bumba wrote:
How is this babooze going to pay back $150K???
on December 4,2013 | 12:50PM
hanoz808 wrote:
when he prevails! lol!
on December 4,2013 | 01:54PM
hawaiinui wrote:
Better question to ask is, even if he could pay this back...would.the other babooze take it back? Too bad there isn't a law against being stupid.
on December 5,2013 | 03:51AM
ejkorvette wrote:
on December 4,2013 | 01:41PM
loria wrote:
The first sentence of the third paragraph should say "he convinced."
on December 4,2013 | 03:41PM
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