DOTAX News Release: OAHU WOMEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR TAX VIOLATIONSPosted on Apr 7, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom
HONOLULU – Saena Yi, an Oahu woman, was arrested today in Honolulu by Special Agents from the Department of Taxation and Department of Public Safety Deputy Sheriffs for tax violation offenses.
Yi was charged in Circuit Court on April 4, 2022, with one count each of false and fraudulent statements for the 2017 and 2018 tax years, as well as one count each of willful failure to file a return, supply information, or secure a license for the same two tax years.
Yi faces imprisonment of up to three years and a fine of up to $100,000 for each of the two counts of false and fraudulent statements in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 231-36(a) if convicted. In addition, Yi also faces imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $25,000 for each of the two counts of willful failure to file a return, supply information, or secure a license, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 231-35 if convicted.
This investigation was coordinated by the Department of Taxation, Criminal Investigation Section, the Hawai’i Department of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Office, the Hawai’i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and the Hawai’i Department of Attorney General.
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Joshua A. Mapanao
Department of Taxation