According to Honolulu Star Advertiser, Patrick Oki, previous MP of Spire Hawaii (formerly PKF Hawaii), was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing more than $400,000 from the company.
Circuit Judge Rom Trader gave a mandatory prison term of 20 years after Oki was found guilty on all counts, including money laundering, theft, forgery and using a computer to commit crimes during a two-week nonjury trial in February.
Oki admitted to claiming false reimbursements and lying to his partners. However, he said he took only what PKF owed him.
The judge decided to delay Oki’s restitution payment of $440,178 until the rightful recipients of the money can be determined. The state has asked the judge to order Oki to pay the money to his former partners at PKF.
PKF Pacific Hawaii changed its name to Spire Hawaii following Oki’s indictment and arrest in October 2015.