A 68-year-old man from Kalihi was sentenced to six months in prison by a federal judge Monday after he was charged with bankruptcy fraud, according to the Honolulu FBI office.
Gil Constantino filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 5, 2011 and hid the fact that he possessed $141,203 in cash and annuities that could have been used to pay his creditors.
The alleged concealment was discovered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee who made a criminal referral to the FBI. The Honolulu FBI conducted a bankruptcy fraud criminal investigation culminating with the charge.
Constantino has a surrender date on Sept. 18. After he serves six months in prison, he will have three years of supervised release. He will be deported to the Philippines after his prison time. Deportation is automatic when a lawful permanent resident is convicted of a felony of this nature, according to the FBI.
U.S. District Judge John Michael Seabright also ordered restitution of $31,203 to his creditors.