Con man sentenced to prison for stealing $3.6M from fellow Church members

A federal judge yesterday overrode a prosecutor's recommendation and added nearly a year to the prison sentence of Kāne'ohe con man Albert J.K. Perkins IV, who used his church membership to find and prey on victims.

Perkins, who stole $3.6 million from at least seven victims, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David Ezra.

Ezra said he could find no explanation for Perkins' crimes, other than "avarice and greed."

Perkins caused "immeasurable breach of trust and economic loss to absolutely innocent people who did nothing more than believe in him," Ezra said.

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