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Former state Rep. Fale pleads no contest over committee report

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  • STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 2013

    Representative Bob McDermott, left, and Rep. Richard Fale at a Nov. 2013 hearing at the state capitol auditorium. Fale has pleaded no contest in District Court for failing to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report.

Former Republican state Rep. Richard Fale has pleaded no contest in District Court for failing to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Fale — who once represented Waiahole, Sunset Beach, Punaluu and Kaaawa — was fined $500, is ordered to pay an additional $1,000 to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund and must publish an apology on his campaign’s social media webpage.

At the July 1 hearing, Honolulu District Court Judge Lono Lee granted Fale’s request for a deferred acceptance of plea.

Correction: Richard Fale was never a Democrat and did not switch parties, as was reported in an earlier version of this story.
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