Guard gets prison for distributing drugs

HONOLULU — A former state prison guard who delivered drugs to gang members was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison on Friday in federal court.

Former corrections officer Feso Malufau, 55, was sentenced to 97 months in prison on charges that he conspired with the USO Family prison gang to obtain and smuggle methamphetamine and other contraband into Halawa Correctional Facility, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A federal jury found Malufau guilty of racketeering following a nine-day jury trial on Oct. 10.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii Florence Nakakuni said other conspirators paid Malufau thousands of dollars to smuggle drugs, including methamphetamine and cigarettes into prison and deliver them to USO gang members.


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