Former Honolulu Councilman Pleads Guilty to Theft and Fraud

Former Honolulu City Councilman and recent Honolulu Mayoral candidate, Rod “Lightning” Tam plead guilty today to 13 counts of theft and 13 counts of falsifying documents.  Tam was under investigation over allegations of fradulently seeking reimbursements for meals from 2007-2009.

Sentencing will not be until January 27, 2011.  For more on the story, click here.  We’ll have reaction to the Tam guilty plea on Monday.

*Also, a reminder to all candidates(and staffers) in the upcoming Honolulu City Council District 1 special election, we are still taking candidate submissions which will run the week ballots are out.  Here are the rules:

-700 words or less
-you may submit a photo of yourself to be added to the site
-no personal attacks on any other candidates
-you may mention how you differ from one candidate to another strictly on issues
-the purpose of this is to gather your views on issues and provide a basis of comparison for the voters of the district
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2 responses to “Former Honolulu Councilman Pleads Guilty to Theft and Fraud

  1. We need a person with ‘proven’ honesty and integrity! We need Tom Berg! And other like him.

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