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Prison guard indicted on conspiracy, drug, bribery charges

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:29 a.m. HST, Feb 06, 2014

A federal grand jury has indicted a 31-year-old Halawa prison guard on charges of conspiracy to smuggle methamphetamine into the prison, bribery and  drug-related counts.

James "Kimo" Sanders III, a Kailua resident, was indicted on one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine from October 2013 and Jan. 12.

Sanders was also indicted on two counts of distributing meth on Nov. 15 (five grams or more) and Nov. 22 (50 grams or more), and on one count of possession with intent to distribute meth on Jan. 12.

The grand jury also indicted Sanders, as an agent of the Department of Public Safety, on one count of corruptly soliciting, demanding, accepting and agreeing to accept anything of value, intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with any business, transaction and series of transactions of the department involving anything valued at or more than $5,000.

He pleaded not guilty Jan. 13 to the charges, and was released to his grandmother on a $50,000 bond and ordered to wear a GPS device.

Sanders Superceding Indictment by craiggima

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mellishi wrote:
...put him in jail (on the mainland) and throw the keys away!
on February 6,2014 | 05:22AM
loquaciousone wrote:
We give guards guns and the authority to use deadly force. Because of this, they should be held to a higher standard. Hang him high.
on February 6,2014 | 05:59AM
serious wrote:
I'll bet he was one of those who called in sick on every Super Bowl Sunday. People start a pattern of getting away with minor things and it goes from there. Look at the number of police cars parking in no parking zones when they go in for their donuts!!! In fact, I am looking down at one now in front of the Pantry on Hobron # 1426 on the top!!!
on February 6,2014 | 06:09AM
Grimbold wrote:
serious, let them have donuts as long as they shoot criminals.
on February 6,2014 | 10:30AM
Grimbold wrote:
Another life ruined by greed and scoffing at laws. Such creatures think they will never be caught. Punishment should be higher for such persons in trust position than for regular people.
on February 6,2014 | 10:29AM
krusha wrote:
Greed and crime go hand in hand and is like selling your soul to the devil, and they generally pay for it tenfold later. Just don't do it in the first place.
on February 6,2014 | 06:02AM
Wazdat wrote:
on February 6,2014 | 06:26AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
He disgraced his profession and the other honest guards who are doing their jobs......not to mention that he endangered everyone else in Halawa prison by smuggling contraband......
on February 6,2014 | 06:50AM
soundofreason wrote:
Lie detector tests........all around!!
on February 6,2014 | 06:54AM
GoldenRule wrote:
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on February 6,2014 | 07:05AM
bodysurf_ah wrote:
Mr.Howley to save the day...yeah right, Lol. Go back to where you came from, we don't need you infecting the gene pool here.
on February 6,2014 | 07:52AM
Wazdat wrote:
get plenty already in the gene pool..
on February 6,2014 | 02:16PM
BigOpu wrote:
Be proud boy. Look into the camera
on February 6,2014 | 07:17AM
HOSSANA wrote:
What an IDIOT!! Where do we find idiots like him in the first place????? As one comment that was made...put him in jail and throw away the keys!! Please don't give me this bleeding heart liberal retard defense attorney saying he came from a hard background and should be given another chance...blah...blah...blah......
on February 6,2014 | 07:27AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Awww....can't look into the camera like a man? Oh well, what would you expect when he needed Nana to come and save him. LOL. Pathetic.
on February 6,2014 | 07:32AM
Uncleart66 wrote:
The Union will get him out.......
on February 6,2014 | 07:45AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
"Can we take another picture? I think my eyes were closed."
on February 6,2014 | 07:53AM
MWF3 wrote:
He looks guilty already.....
on February 6,2014 | 08:33AM
lokela wrote:
At least he knows what the inside of a prison looks and feels like.
on February 6,2014 | 08:56AM
sak wrote:
He'll just be seeing it from the other side now 24/7 for 10 years plus, what a STUPID FOOL!
on February 6,2014 | 04:01PM
ezridah wrote:
picture's worth a thousand words...shame because you got caught
on February 6,2014 | 09:04AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
He can't even bring himself to look into the camera, only his feet. You've been a stupid, stupid little boy, Kimo. No "Get out of jail free" card for you. And now you're going to be on the wrong side of those bars (LOL!).
on February 6,2014 | 09:44AM
cojef wrote:
He'll get a bird's eye view from the inside looking out now and wonder how he got there. Nana bailed him out indicate father not around??????
on February 6,2014 | 11:05AM
Rivergrouch wrote:
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on February 6,2014 | 10:09AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Rivergrouch, why? Did they do anything wrong? Or you jealous they have a better job than you?
on February 6,2014 | 09:01PM
7yearTribulation wrote:
Easier to train up a child than to fix a adult . Parents need to train up their children in the ways of the LORD
on February 6,2014 | 10:21AM
wahine wrote:
If the charges are true, I hope he rots in jail, where ever that may be. These type of characters are the true scum of the earth.
on February 6,2014 | 11:12AM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
These guys say "easy money" now look. You do the crime and pay the price. Money is good but you can't use it where you are going. What a shame. The state needs to put all of these people on the island of Kahoolawe with the live bombshells and let them go. I feel no pity for people who sell drugs. The State needs to drug test and search their own workers along with the visitors. So far it seems that all drugs come from their own workers. What a shame. Put those dogs out.
on February 6,2014 | 12:27PM
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