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Man faces prison time for failing to show up for sentencing


A 53-year-old man convicted of wire fraud in federal court in Honolulu is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to show up for his sentence of about 3.5 years.

A U.S. District Court jury in Honolulu convicted Ruben Carrillo Gonzalez on Wednesday of failing to surrender to federal authorities, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Honolulu said in a release.

In September 2012, Gonzalez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi to three years and five months in prison for wire fraud.

He remained out of custody, pending an appeal that was eventually rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kobayashi ordered Gonzalez to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence at a federal prison in California on Jan. 5.

U.S. Marshals arrested Gonzalez at his Arizona home on Jan. 9 after he failed to show up at prison.

Failure to surrender is an offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and is required to run consecutive to the term of imprisonment that Gonzalez failed to show up for, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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