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Entries Tagged as 'Crime'

Blogger questions newspaper’s response to theft of subscriber data

June 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments

Thanks to local blogger, Larry Geller, for pursuing issues of corporate responsibility in light of the theft of subscriber records apparently stored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The theft came to light when two suspects were charged with credit card fraud and identity theft after allegedly using stolen subscriber information to create fake credit cards which […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime · Media

Rep. Cachola accused of diverting campaign funds to personal use

May 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hawaii News Now reported last night that the Campaign Spending Commission wants state representative and former Honolulu City Council member, Romy Cachola, to repay $64,000 in campaign funds they believe were used to pay for personal expenses. It’s a hefty sum, far beyond the $13,700 spent on meals that former councilman Rod Tam had to […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Crime · Legislature · Politics

Credit card fraud hits home

May 4th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Add us to the list of victims of credit card fraud. At the beginning of the week, I was checking our bank accounts via First Hawaiian’s online banking system. Checking on our MasterCard account, I got a rude surprise. Among the recent charges to familiar “hot spots” like Safeway and Times Supermarket, CVS and Hawaiian […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Crime

California Senator bagged in FBI sting earned a Ph.D. from UH in 1975

March 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s was a flood of information available yesterday following my post about the arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee on public corruption charges. Hawaii connections emerged. Yee completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at UH-Manoa in 1975, which is listed in the Hamilton Library catalog. y Author: Yee, Leland Yin. Title: Classification behavior, across age, […]

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Tags: Crime · Politics

Being taken off in a police cruiser puts a damper on a campaign for high office

March 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The San Jose Mercury News gets my vote for the understatement of the day, in a story on a series of raids in San Franisco and Sacramento that have resulted in the arrests of Leland Yee, a State Senator and candidate for California Secretary of state, and alleged gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow. Yee was […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Crime · Politics