Monday, July 28, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 22 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Former Honolulu police major to be sentenced

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:10 p.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013

A former Honolulu police major faces sentencing for lying to FBI agents and filing a false tax return.

Carlton Nishimura is scheduled for sentencing today.

He pleaded guilty in June in a plea deal with prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss other charges including extortion and drug possession.

Nishimura says he lied to agents when he told them he didn't tell a woman about an investigation into the United Samoan Organization, which her husband belonged to. He also says he didn't report about $9,000 on his 2005 income tax return.

He had been accused of receiving money to protect an illegal gambling room. Court documents had alleged crystal meth was found during a raid of his Waianae home.

He faces a maximum of eight years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 22 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
Kalaheo1 wrote:
The take home message here is that if you're going to deal meth, endanger the lives of police officers and extort money, it helps to be a high ranking HPD officer.

I can't believe they reduced his charges to lying to the FBI about his crimes and not paying taxes on his bribe money. And this dirtbag has been out on bail the last two years and the big Island marijuana minister is STILL rotting in jail.

on October 17,2013 | 06:22AM
Grimbold wrote:
Waianae culture is contageous and may have corrupted him.
on October 17,2013 | 07:37AM
Slow wrote:
As usual, Doktor Grimbold blames brown skin people. Once you incinerate the Hawaiians in your cleansing ovens Waianae will be a nice civilized place.
on October 17,2013 | 07:02PM
pizza wrote:
My guess is they are protecting intelligence he knows and provided during the investigation as part of a future investigation. He will have a rough time of it in prison, and will always be looking over his shoulder.
on October 17,2013 | 06:46AM
ejkorvette wrote:
500hrs of community service and restitution of monies. Absolutely no jail time!!! That is my prediction, now let's see what the good ole local boy system of "Just-Us", deals one of their own. Stay tuned, should be interesting.
on October 17,2013 | 07:06AM
Grimbold wrote:
The most outrageous miscarriage of justice. That guy should rot in jail. Corruption in the police department should be punished a hundred times more than corruption of a average citizen. Because if you can not even trust the police (like inMexico, Phillipines and others) all is lost and vigilantes should take over and kill the offenders.
on October 17,2013 | 07:35AM
inverse wrote:
As pizza pointed out of this guy can snitch and bring down others in the drug trade, his worth might be more outside than inside jail. Not fair but as you watch law and order, they make deals with littler fish go so they can catch bigger fish.
on October 17,2013 | 09:42AM
Slow wrote:
...and if you believe TV is reality...oh well.
on October 17,2013 | 07:04PM
pcman wrote:
IRT korvette on prediction. Probably right. Retired US military personnel who are convicted on dealing with drugs lose their retirement pay. That should also apply to Hawaii state employees.
on October 17,2013 | 08:19AM
soundofreason wrote:
"He faces a maximum of eight years in prison and a $500,000 fine." >>> Remember this folks. Let's so how REALLY pans out.
on October 17,2013 | 07:17AM
Grimbold wrote:
Let's wait and see. Police corruption should be punished 100 times more severely than average criminals corruption. If you cannot trust police all is lost - like in Mexico or Philippines.
on October 17,2013 | 07:41AM
joseph007 wrote:
we are like Mexico and the Philippines when it comes to cops, law enforcement people, politicians, those connected or wealthy. why do you doubt this?
on October 17,2013 | 08:03AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Aren't these Federal crimes? The Fed courts, unlike "some" jurisdictions, aren't known for their leniency.
on October 17,2013 | 08:20AM
2NDC wrote:
He'll get rehired by HPD as an Assistant Chief. :-O
on October 17,2013 | 08:03AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Its sad that this criminal will receive a nice pension off the backs of local taxpayers when that money could have been distributed to those who are not criminals...
on October 17,2013 | 08:22AM
lbrighter wrote:
It's a sad day in Hawaii nei how some employees of our state take advantage of hard working, under paid, tax-paying citizens who are trying to keep it together in today's economy. Apparently the punishments have not been drastic enough that these embezzlers don't even bat an eyelash! They have no guilt and yet can look in their neighbor's eye and crack-a-fake-smile like it's just another day? First,they should not be allowed to "work-with-pay" while being investigated. Second, when found "guilty", they should not be able to keep the job or whatever benefits they may have earned.
on October 17,2013 | 08:49AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Totally agree with you. Sadly, the rotten few make the rest look bad. We should legislate laws that will take away all the benefits that were "earned" as a result of being employed in this profession. When you break the law, you should no longer be the beneficiary of all the benefits that came with enforcing the law. Yes, there are crooked cops. But there are cops that do an honest day's work. There are cops that accept free meals at restaurants even as they collect an allowance for meals and uniform. But there are cops that do not accept free meals.
on October 17,2013 | 11:09AM
futless wrote:
There are several issues regarding corruption that stand out. Public servants are held to a higher standard in everything they do. We put our trust and confidence in them to help the public and when they screw up, they are punished more severely. The fact that they are human doesn't play into it. The consequences of seeing what they see on a daily basis over their careers can take a toll on them, much like battle fatigue in soldiers. Their morals may get twisted and they keep their anxieties, fears and hostilities in so as to not show weakness to their family and friends. I don't expect this Major was corrupt his entire career, but may have been exposed to enormous temptations when he worked in the Vice Division. There he probably saw people making enormous amounts of money, some who seldom, if ever got caught and that's where he probably lost his rationale. Maybe he thought of all the crap he took over his career, risking his life in the process and never having the luxuries some of Hawaii's criminals have. This is not meant as an excuse for him, as the vast majority of Honolulu's finest stay on the right side of the line. He literally gambled with his future and lost and in doing so, chipped away at the trust and integrity that HPD continually strives to build with the public. A lot of these comments are on the money, as he will have a tough time in prison and should undoubtedly do time. Personally, I think his retirement is a separate issue as he probably will spend most of it paying for his attorneys fees.
on October 17,2013 | 09:53AM
cojef wrote:
Oops shouldn't have used the word pu--y footing in my comments
on October 17,2013 | 11:48AM
paradiddle wrote:
Unfortunately, nothing surprises me anymore....and this is not a positive statement.
on October 17,2013 | 12:52PM
false wrote:
Wonder why some of those charges were dropped?
on October 17,2013 | 03:17PM
false wrote:
I guess Nishimura did pay attention to the HPD's DARE message.
on October 17,2013 | 03:19PM
Breaking News
Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan

Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War