Ex-Honolulu police major pleads guilty to lying, false tax return

Nishimura reached plea agreement with prosecutors

 UPDATED 12:21 PM HST Jun 25, 2013
Carlton Nishimura

A former Honolulu police major has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents and filing a false income tax return.

In exchange for Tuesday's plea, prosecutors will dismiss other charges against Carlton Nishimura, including extortion and drug possession.

Nishimura says he lied to agents when he told them he didn't tell a woman about a task force investigation into the United Samoan Organization, which her husband belonged to. He also says he didn't report about $9,000 on his 2005 income tax return.

He had been accused of receiving money to protect an illegal gambling room. Court documents had alleged that crystal meth was found during a raid of his Waianae home.

The 57-year-old faces a maximum of eight years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he's sentenced in October.

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