Another corrupt Democrat is being caught in violation of the law.
An influential Hawaii Democrat was sentenced for accepting bribes for the purpose of influencing legislation in his office.
J. Kalani English was the former Democratic Senate Majority leader. In exchange for shaping legislation to benefit companies involved in cesspool transformation projects that were publicly funded, English admitted that he had accepted bribes of an Hawaii business owner.
English must surrender and start serving his sentence by August 16.
“English peddled the power and influence of his position as a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader to enrich himself and betray the trust bestowed upon him by those he was elected to serve,”In a sentencing memo, U.S.prosecutors urged the judge to sentence him for three and a half years.
The prosecution argued that the sentencing needed to be a “stern and lasting message”Corrupt officials in elected offices will be dealt with.
“I hope this serves as a message to everyone in government that there can be no tolerance for unethical conduct,”Scott Saiki was the House Speaker after Susan Oki Mollway, U.S. District Judge sentenced English.
“As the investigation progressed it became astoundingly clear that no matter the legislative ask, the answer from English would almost certainly be ‘yes.’ English’s behavior signaled that it was systemically normal for him to accept and indeed expect, financial benefits in return for legislative favors,”A sentencing memo was written by Kenneth Sorenson (assistant U.S. attorney).
The Associated Press reports:
She also imposed a $100,000 fine and ordered that he be subjected to three years of supervision after he serves his time, according to English’s attorney, Richard Sing, who declined to comment on the sentence.
English started communicating with Person A in 2019 about cesspools. He accepted cash from Person A and hotel rooms for around $18,000.
Sing was also the author of English who represented East Maui, Molokai and Lanai. “was a compassionate and dedicated advocate for the rural communities and individuals he represented,”Includes Native Hawaiians.
English who had announced last year that he would be retiring due to medical issues, was not far from praising former President Barack Obama.
“Hawaiians love Obama. He is one of us — he understands what aloha is, he understands what mana is,”English spoken.
The Democratic Party could just be starting:
Choy and his immediate family as well as business associates are prolific donors. According to campaign finance records, Choy and members of his immediate family as well as employees from different companies donated over $356,000 to political parties since 2014. Choy contributed $160,000 to numerous Democrats’ elections and reelections.
Choy himself has donated to 55 campaigns — including 29 sitting lawmakers — since 2014. The money has been donated to the former governor. Neil Abercrombie, current Gov. David Ige. He has most recently contributed to former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s campaign for governor, and to Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s campaign.
J. Kalani English, former Senate Majority leader and Ty Cullen, former House Finance Vice Chairman, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal felony fraud charges in relation to a corruption scandal that engulfed the Hawaii State Capitol. https://t.co/MQF52Jq00m
— Donald R. Koelper (@Donald_from_HI) February 16, 2022
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