POSTED: 5:54 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 3:10 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.