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Man sentenced to 3-year prison term for gambling, bribery

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A man who operated illegal game rooms in Honolulu’s Chinatown and Kalihi neighborhoods must spend about three years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Hawaii announced Delvin Phuong Pham’s sentence on Thursday. He’s also known as Kevin Pham.

His sentence also includes forfeiting more than $96,000 and 14 gambling machines.

Pham’s game rooms allowed patrons to gamble using slot machines, video game machines and card tables.

Prosecutors say he made $10,000 to $28,000 weekly from his illegal gambling business.

Prosecutors say he paid more than $7,000 in bribes to Honolulu police officers pretending to accept money in exchange for protecting him from law enforcement.

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