The case resulted from an investigation initiated by the Hawaii Police Department’s
Criminal Intelligence Unit. Through an established partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hawaii Police Department, and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, investigators were able to uncover the breadth of the illegal gambling enterprise.
"The FBI would like to acknowledge the Hawaii Police Department and the IRS for their outstanding investigative actions that led to today’s arrests," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. "The Hawaii Police, the IRS and the FBI remain committed to dismantling organized crime on the Big Island for the greater good of the local citizens."