State roundup for January 11
Woman receives prison for fraud
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud and money laundering.
Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old Estrellita Garo Miguel operated a business called “Easy Mortgage.”
Prosecutors say she hired and trained multiple loan officers who then submitted loan applications to lenders with false information.
Miguel and the other loan officers also sought to deceive lenders by providing false documentation to support the false information contained in the loan applications.
Miguel was sentenced Tuesday. Prosecutors say so far 21 other defendants have pleaded guilty to charges that arose from the investigation into her business.
Solar Park gets military approval
HONOLULU (AP) — Construction is expected to begin this month on a solar park containing 21,000 panels on 20 acres near Oahu’s Ewa Field.
The location is the former World War II-era Marine Corps airstrip.
The commander of Navy Region Hawaii has approved the Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park’s environmental assessment.
The Hawaii state Public Utilities Commission in November approved a power purchase agreement between the power producer and Hawaiian Electric Co.
Woman is struck and killed by a car
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman has died of injuries sustained on Oahu when she was struck by a car while walking alongside Kalanianaole Highway.
The woman who was in her 30s was taken to Queen’s Medical Center early Thursday morning where she later died. Emergency Medical Services says the accident near Poalima and Moole streets occurred at 1:07 a.m.
Roads near the accident were closed temporarily while police investigated.
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