Posted BY: | NwoReport
Democrat megadonor Milton Choy, the founder of H2O Process Systems, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in a multi-million dollar bribery scheme that implicated state and county officials in Maui County, Hawaii. Honolulu District Court Judge Derrick Watson delivered the sentence, which included 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Choy’s conviction stemmed from his actions over a six-year period where he spent more than $2 million to bribe Stewart Stant, the former director of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management. Choy received over $19 million in no-bid contracts in return for these bribes.
Choy’s illegal activities didn’t stop at bribing Stant; he also extended bribes to former Hawaii state lawmakers J. Kalani English and Ty Cullen, who were found guilty of Honest Services Wire Fraud and sentenced to Federal prison. Choy’s cooperation with law enforcement throughout the case was instrumental in bringing corrupt officials to justice, a fact acknowledged by both the prosecution and the judge.
Milton Choy’s substantial political donations, amounting to more than $300,000, raised eyebrows. He made “legal” contributions to various Democratic officials’ campaigns, including donating $10,000 to the Democratic Party of California in 2018. Choy’s influence over political figures outside of Hawaii through his donations adds another layer of complexity to the corruption scandal.
This case sheds light on the deep-rooted corruption within Maui County, which has implications for the allocation of contracts, particularly as the region seeks to recover and rebuild after devastating fires. The sentencing of a prominent figure like Choy sends a strong message against corruption and holds individuals accountable for undermining the integrity of public office.