Former Honolulu Police Department Officer Richard Wayne Raquino, 41, of Ewa Beach, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi to four months in prison for three counts of making false statements to federal investigators.
Raquino, who resigned last year from HPD after a 20-year career, previously pleaded guilty to those charges on Sept. 19, 2012.
Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that
according to information produced to the court, Raquino admitted lying to agents of the FBI when he denied disclosing the identity of an undercover Honolulu
police officer and the description of an undercover police vehicle and providing information and techniques on how to identify and evade police surveillance to a known drug dealer.
The FBI had recorded conversations between Raquino and the drug dealer in which Raquino discussed those things along with other sensitive law enforcement information.
Raquino was ordered to self-surrender on Feb. 21 to begin service of his
sentence, at an institution to be designated by the federal Bureau of Prisons.