AG NEWS RELEASE: Representative James Tokioka charged with campaign reporting violation

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General has filed charges against State House Representative James Tokioka for a campaign reporting violation. The Kauai representative has been charged with failure to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report.

Attorney General Doug Chin said “The Department of the Attorney General, working in conjunction with the Campaign Spending Commission, determined that Representative Tokioka recklessly filed candidate committee reports that were not complete and accurate.”

Kristin Izumi-Nitao, Executive Director of the Campaign Spending Commission said: “I am pleased that the Department of the Attorney General is ensuring that our campaign finance laws are being enforced. The Campaign Spending Commission takes these types of violations seriously and will continue to pursue them.”

Under the terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, Representative Tokioka has agreed to enter a guilty or no contest plea, pay one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund in lieu of a fine, and publish an apology on his campaign Facebook page, in exchange for the State not objecting to his motion for a deferred acceptance of his plea

Representative Tokioka is scheduled to appear in Honolulu District Court on August 31, 2015.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

(808) 586-1284