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Hilo man sentenced in church thefts

By Associated Press


HILO >> A 68-year-old Hilo man is sentenced to five years' probation in thefts from two Big Island churches.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald says Edward Hanohano also received 18 months in jail, with credit for time served and the remainder taken under advisement pending completion of his probation terms.

Hanohano was accused of stealing more than $45,000 from churches affiliated with Hoomana Naauau o Hawaii. He pleaded guilty in March to a theft charge.

Hanohano would have received a deferred acceptance of his guilty plea if he had given the church a cashier's check for $10,000 by Monday's sentencing hearing. A deferred acceptance would have meant his felony conviction would be erased after probation.

Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura allowed Hanohano to pay restitution at a rate of $50 a month.

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Upperkula wrote:
$50 bucks a month in restitution, that is so ridiculous.
on May 6,2014 | 08:33AM
gsc wrote:
What a Joke, paying fifty dollars a month on forty five thousand will take seventy five years to pay off the dept with out interest.........
on May 6,2014 | 08:46AM
2NDC wrote:
No worries. Bruddah gets to live to the ripe old age of 143 so he can complete paying his restitution.
on May 6,2014 | 08:53AM
KaneoheSJ wrote:
This is outrageous. I wonder what happened behind the scenes for this man to get such a lenient sentence. He should do more time. Many have gotten longer prison sentences for less.
on May 6,2014 | 10:57AM
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