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Feds outline details of 5-year-long investigation of affordable housing scheme on Big Island

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After a more than 5-year investigation -- the U-S Department of Justice brought down the hammer today -- on four men -- in what's being called a conspiracy to defraud the County of Hawaii.

HILO, Hawaii (KITV4) -- After a more than 5-year investigation, the US Department of Justice brought down the hammer on four men in what's it's calling a conspiracy to defraud the County of Hawaii. One of them is a county official who was supposed to help create low-income housing on the Big Island.

Businessman Rajesh Budhabhatti is expected to enter a plea next week. The Department of Justice says a federal grand jury has returned an 8-count indictment against attorneys Paul Sulla Jr and Gary Zamber. With Rudo waiting on his sentencing, charges for the other three include types of wire fraud, with Sulla Jr and Zamber also facing a conspiracy charge.

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