Woman sentenced to 46 months in prison for Pop Warner embezzlementUPDATED 7:33 PM HST Dec 09, 2013Video Transcript
dollars from the parents of pop-warner football players learned her fate today. KITV-4's Kenny Choi JUST back from Federal court... with the latest developments... Kenny? Suzette Anguay, the former president of the Ewa Beach Pop Warner organization will serve 46 months in a federal prison. Just less than an hour ago, the 50 years old left the court after hiding from our cameras for nearly 2 hours after her sentencing. Her lawyer told KITV they would NOT be giving any statements. Anguay operated an $800,000 scheme for years before getting caught and pleading guilty in early 2011. For the victims, there's closure knowing Anguay will serve the maximum sentence. MARLENE MELENDEZ- VICTIM 03:09 ITS SHAMEFUL WE WERE FAMILY LOSS IS LOSS NO AMOUTN OF MONEY BACK LIFE OF FATHER, MONEY WE LOST, COMMUNITY HAS BEEN BROKEN," CORBETTE ROY- FORMER HPD VICTIM- 07:58 GREEDY GREEDY THINK GET MONEY BACK.. MY CASE SAW CO-WORKERS GETTING MONEY TOOK LONG TIME BEFORE I GOT INVOLVED," TOM SIMON - FBI- 10:31 IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HEART WRENCHING WHEN TSUANMI DEFENDANAT CAUSED THAT'S WHAT LED JUDGE GIVMING MAX SENTENCE OF 46 MONTHS. 11 victims lost more than a half million dollars starting in 2007 according to the FBI. Anguay ran the Ponzi scheme while on probation for a previous conviction on a much lesser scale of embezzling from a non-profit. The FBI says over the last five years, approximately 30 criminals have been convicted on similar charges for running ponzi schemes in Hawaii. They urge potential investors to do their homework and be cautious of PROMISED HIGH RETURNS.