ATG NEWS RELEASE: Three Securitas employees guilty of felony theft

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Latest News

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that Securitas law enforcement and traffic control officers Ruben Alonzo, Ranie Ilagan, and Gay Gatchalian pleaded guilty today before State Circuit Court Judge Dexter Del Rosario to theft in the second degree, a Class C felony.

Deputy Attorney General Albert Cook said, “These defendants solicited and accepted more than three thousand dollars from taxi and shuttle drivers. In exchange they provided customers to these drivers and allowed them to circumvent rules and regulations for taxi and shuttle drivers at the Honolulu International Airport.”

Earlier this year, an Oahu grand jury indicted the three defendants for bribery, a violation of section 710-1040, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS). Under terms of today’s plea agreements, each defendant was found guilty of Class C felony theft charges and will be sentenced to four years probation, pay restitution ($1,600 for Alonzo, $1,140 for Ilagan, and $100 for Gatchalian), a crime victim compensation fee that is double the amount of their restitution payments, and also $250 in court fees. Alonzo, Ilagan, and Gatchalian must also resign from Securitas and not work at the airport in any capacity during their probation.

Attorney General Doug Chin said, “Today’s convictions resulted from a months-long and complex investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We thank the FBI for collaborating with the State in this case.”

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For more information, contact:

 

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

(808) 586-1284

Joshua.A.Wisch@hawaii.gov

http://ag.hawaii.gov

 

Joshua Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 586-1284
Fax: (808) 586-1239