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WWII hero's son cashed dead dad's VA checks

A Maui man pleads guilty to stealing $200,000 meant for a 442nd veteran

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 07, 2012

~~<p>The son of a celebrated World War II 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran admitted in U.S. District Court on Thursday that he continued to cash his father's military disability checks more than six years after he died.</p>
<p>Charles T. Takahashi, 62, pleaded guilty to stealing $202,662 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He faces a maximum 10-year prison term and $250,000 fine at sentencing in March. He also will have to pay back the money he stole.</p>
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The son of a celebrated World War II 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran admitted in U.S. District Court on Thursday that he continued to cash his father's military disability checks more than six years after he died.

Charles T. Takahashi, 62, pleaded guilty to stealing $202,662 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He faces a maximum 10-year prison term and $250,000 fine at sentencing in March. He also will have to pay back the money he stole. Login for more...



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