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Ex-insurance agent gets 24 days in jail for swindling elderly people

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    Former financial advisor
  • DENNIS ODA
    Former financial advisor, Scott Akashi is sentenced by Judge Richard Perkins, on theft charges for ripping off Lily Ching, 88 and Hiroichi Koza, 90, by promising high returns on their money. Earlier in April, he pleaded no contest to charges that he stole more than $38,000 from the two elderly former clients. This is Akashi testifying in court and saying he is sorry for what he did. Scott's family and parents are sitting in back (in the second row). Scott's attorney is Rick Sing (right).
  • DENNIS ODA
    Former financial advisor, Scott Akashi is sentenced by Judge Richard Perkins, on theft charges for ripping off Lily Ching, 88 and Hiroichi Koza, 90, by promising high returns on their money. Earlier in April, he pleaded no contest to charges that he stole more than $38,000 from the two elderly former clients. This is Michelle Beckett (right) testifying for her grandmother, Lily Ching. Michelle asks Scott Akashi (far left, seated with his attorney, Rick Sing) to say why he stole not only money from her grandmother, but also her peace of mind (she said her grandmother has a hard time just leaving her home now). Akashi's family is in the second row in back.
  • DENNIS ODA
    Former financial advisor, Scott Akashi is sentenced by Judge Richard Perkins, on theft charges for ripping off Lily Ching, 88 and Hiroichi Koza, 90, by promising high returns on their money. Earlier in April, he pleaded no contest to charges that he stole more than $38,000 from the two elderly former clients. Outside the courtroom after the sentencing, (l-r) Hiroichi Koza, Colleen Chun (prosecuting attorney), Michelle Beckett (who testified for her grandmother, Lily Ching, the other elderly person who was stolen from) and investigator, Garrett Maeda discuss the case. Beckett was the one who found the irregularities with the financial statements concerning her grandmother and tipped off authorities.
  • DENNIS ODA
    Former financial advisor, Scott Akashi is sentenced by Judge Richard Perkins, on theft charges for ripping off Lily Ching, 88 and Hiroichi Koza, 90, by promising high returns on their money. Earlier in April, he pleaded no contest to charges that he stole more than $38,000 from the two elderly former clients. Outside the courtroom after the sentencing, (l-r) Koza, Michelle Beckett (who testified for her grandmother, Lily Ching, the other elderly person who was stolen from) and investigator, Garrett Maeda discuss the case. Beckett was the one who found the irregularities with the financial statements concerning her grandmother and tipped off authorities.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Hiroichi Koza, above left, stepped up to the microphone to testify as state investigator Garrett Maeda and deputy attorney general Colleen Chun supported him.

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