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Accountant pleads no contest to stealing $7M from nonprofit


    “It was important for them to be here. We waited a long time for today and we’re glad that we’re able to put it behind us.”

    Lei Fountain

    Executive director, The Arc of Hawaii, shown Wednesday outside the courtroom with clients


    Lola Jean Amorin, right, former bookkeeper for The ARC in Hawaii, with husband Albert Amorin, pleaded to charges Wednesday that she stole millions from the non-profit. The couple also pleaded to charges that they didn’t pay taxes on the stolen money.

Staff members and clients of The Arc in Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that provides services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, packed a state courtroom Wednesday to hear Lola Jean Amorin plead no contest to two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of computer fraud, money laundering and 13 tax evasion charges. Read more

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