5 years added to prison sentence

LIHUE — A Kapaa man already serving time was re-sentenced to five years prison for a probation revocation on Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court.

Kamani Lee Tangalin, 28, was initially sentenced to five years probation with six months jail on March 31, 2010. He pleaded no contest to second-degree theft.

A probation violation in the earlier case led to a revocation in September, as he was being sentenced to five years in a plea deal encompassing three other cases.

State Deputy Public Defender Samuel Jajich said Tangalin asked the court for a concurrent prison term with credit for time served back to the February sentencing in the plea deal.

County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Vogt said the state would recommend a concurrent prison term. Judge Kathleen Watanabe agreed and sentenc-ed Tanglin to five years with an effective date of Feb. 9, 2012.


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