The Hawaii Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that former state Rep. Richard Fale pleaded no contest July 1 in state District Court for failing to file “a complete and accurate candidate committee report.”

A press release explained that, under the terms of a plea agreement, Fale agreed to pay $1,000 to the state’s Crime Victim Compensation Fund, publish an apology on his campaign’s social media webpage and to be in full compliance with the state Campaign Spending Commission.

That compliance calls for payment of all fines assessed, which currently amounts to $500.

State Rep. Richard Fale in 2014.
State Rep. Richard Fale in 2014. PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Attorney General Doug Chin said in a statement, “Former Representative Fale recklessly filed candidate committee reports that were not complete and accurate.”

Added Kristin Izumi-Nitao, executive director of the Campaign Spending Commission, “I am pleased that the Attorney General continues working with the Campaign Spending Commission to enforce our campaign finance laws.”

Fale, a Republican, represented District 47 (Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Waikane, Waiahole, Sunset Beach, Punaluu and Kaaawa). He unsuccessfully ran for the state Senate in 2014.

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