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Wife of former prison guard to be sentenced for bankruptcy fraud

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:09 a.m. HST, Feb 27, 2014

The wife of a former Oahu prison guard is expected to be sentenced for bankruptcy fraud.

Michelle Malufau is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Thursday.

A jury found her guilty in November of making false statements on documents and lying under oath in a 2011 bankruptcy proceeding.

Prosecutors say the Laie woman 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.

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

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XML808 wrote:
Pillars of their community.
on February 27,2014 | 04:56AM
Grimbold wrote:
They give fellow Samoans a bad name.
on February 27,2014 | 11:35AM
lokela wrote:
and then some...
on February 27,2014 | 05:15AM
joseph007 wrote:
Sounds like a great family. Both of them should serve long prison terms. Unfortunately with our "justice system", probation will be the order of the day.
on February 27,2014 | 07:54AM
BigOpu wrote:
She'll cry in court and say she regrets her actions then get a slap on the hand. Just like the other cases. Up to 5 yrs in prison….right.
on February 27,2014 | 05:48AM
soundofreason wrote:
Thank God this is a FEDERAL crime where our local yokos won't be putting her back on the streets next week.
on February 27,2014 | 06:08AM
Do you folks ever read some of the mainland trials and the prison terms set forth by those justice systems-surprisingly they are very similar to our own local courts, so to say 'our local yokos" are laxed doesnt make a whole lot of sense. You may want to increase your anaology to include the entire judicial system.
on February 27,2014 | 09:52AM
2NDC wrote:
I wonder where this "North Sore" home is.
on February 27,2014 | 07:07AM
Waterman2 wrote:
Shoots, I thought it was the rep from Puna !
on February 27,2014 | 07:33AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I want to buy another home on the North Sore of Oahu.
on February 27,2014 | 07:36AM
nitpikker wrote:
i hope they make them liquidate all their assets to pay off their debt.
on February 27,2014 | 10:04AM
sak wrote:
Maybe these assets were bought with the bribe money, yuh think?
on February 27,2014 | 02:12PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Maybe they will jump boat to Western Samoa and become untouchable?
on February 27,2014 | 01:26PM
cojef wrote:
They are thinking about it.
on February 27,2014 | 02:21PM
Ronin006 wrote:
All in the family.
on February 27,2014 | 04:48PM
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