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October 08, 2020

Owner of Japan Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Shark Fin Trafficking

Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the owner of the Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, M.V. Kyoshin Maru No. 20, plead guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to aiding and abetting the attempted export of shark fins out of Hawaiʻi in violation of the Lacey Act, the Department of Justice announced today. 
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March 21, 2020

Public Urged to Report Suspected COVID-19 Fraud

On Friday, US Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaiʻi urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address [email protected]
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March 06, 2020

Maui Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

Ikaika Reinhardt, 38, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for the receipt of firearms while under indictment, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
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September 16, 2019

Hirono Calls for Kavanaughʻs Impeachment Amid New Allegations

The request comes in response to new information that was reported in the New York Times. 
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June 07, 2018

Attorney General Sessions Announces New U.S. Attorney Positions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawai‘i Kenji M. Price announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime, enforce immigration laws and roll back the opioid crisis.
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October 05, 2017

AG Sessions Announces Project Safe Neighborhoods to Reduce Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rise of violent crime in America.
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January 06, 2009


A Las Vegas couple was sentenced yesterday on drug charges involving distribution to Hawaii.  31-year-old Benjamin Acuna and 25-year-old Anabel Valenzuela were sentenced to 32 years in prison on meth trafficking and related money laundering offenses.  U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said Acuna and Valenzuela were leaders of a large drug trafficking organization which shipped thousands... Read more »
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