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15-year sentence handed down in meth, gambling case

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 7:08 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors in Honolulu say a man has been sentenced to 15 years of prison for running an illegal gambling business and for dealing meth.

Lawrence Tuitele was also sentenced to five years' supervised release on Friday.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old's criminal conduct spanned his entire adult life and that he's never held a legitimate job.

In a plea agreement with the government, he pleaded guilty to charges including operating an illegal gambling business and methamphetamine distribution.

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