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Guilty plea by Honolulu building plans examiner prompts calls for institutional change

  • DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING

    DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING

  • JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                <strong>“There is absolutely no place for this behavior in City operations and we condemn the action of the employee as it degrades the public’s trust”</strong>
                                <strong>Rick Blangiardi </strong>
                                <em>Honolulu mayor</em>

    JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “There is absolutely no place for this behavior in City operations and we condemn the action of the employee as it degrades the public’s trust”

    Rick Blangiardi

    Honolulu mayor

A Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting building plans examiner on Wednesday confessed in federal court to accepting bribes to accelerate building projects for a local architect and was then fired from her job with the city. Read more

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